VALE S.A. Company Profile (NYSE:VALE)


VALE S.A. logoVale S.A. is a global producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets, key raw materials for steelmaking, and producer of nickel. The Company also produces copper, metallurgical and thermal coal, potash, phosphates and other fertilizer nutrients, manganese ore, ferroalloys, platinum group metals, gold, silver and cobalt. The Company's segments include Ferrous minerals, which comprises the production and extraction of ferrous minerals, as iron ore fines, iron ore pellets and its logistic services, manganese and ferroalloys and others ferrous products and services; Coal, which comprises the extraction of metallurgical and thermal coal and its logistic services; Base metals, which includes the production and extraction of non-ferrous minerals, and are presented as nickel and its byproducts, and copper (copper concentrated), and Others, which comprises sales and expenses of other products, services and investments in joint ventures and associate in other business.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Iron Ore Mining
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:VALE
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $42.10311 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 5,153,375,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $8.27
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $9.13
  • 52 Week Range: $4.32 - $11.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 9.50
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 7.79
  • P/E Growth: 0.25
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $30.62 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.40
  • Book Value: $7.85 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.06
  • Annual Dividend: $0.28
  • Dividend Yield: 3.4%
  • EBIDTA: $13.91 billion
  • Net Margins: 14.60%
  • Return on Equity: 16.32%
  • Return on Assets: 6.38%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.89%
  • Current Ratio: 1.90%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.59%
  • Average Volume: 28.65 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.55
  • Short Ratio: 3.04

Frequently Asked Questions for VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE)

What is VALE S.A.'s stock symbol?

VALE S.A. trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "VALE."

How often does VALE S.A. pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for VALE S.A.?

VALE S.A. announced a semiannual dividend on Monday, March 6th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, April 26th will be given a dividend of $0.2881 per share on Friday, May 5th. This represents a yield of 5.8%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 24th. This is a positive change from VALE S.A.'s previous semiannual dividend of $0.19. View VALE S.A.'s Dividend History.

How were VALE S.A.'s earnings last quarter?

VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE) posted its earnings results on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $8.52 billion for the quarter. VALE S.A. had a net margin of 14.60% and a return on equity of 16.32%. View VALE S.A.'s Earnings History.

Where is VALE S.A.'s stock going? Where will VALE S.A.'s stock price be in 2017?

15 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for VALE S.A.'s stock. Their predictions range from $6.20 to $14.20. On average, they expect VALE S.A.'s stock price to reach $9.22 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for VALE S.A..

What are analysts saying about VALE S.A. stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about VALE S.A. stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Over the last three months, Vale’s shares underperformed the Zacks categorized steel industry return. Over the last 30 days, Zacks Consensus Estimate for the stock has moved south for both 2017 and 2018. The company reported weaker-than-expected first-quarter 2017 earnings. Anticipated decline in Chinese steel demand is expected to affect near-term iron-ore prices and hence hurt Vale’s profitability in the upcoming quarters. Moreover, stiff rivalry in the mining industry, sudden outbreak of any natural disaster or unfavorable government policies might hurt results in the quarters ahead. " (5/29/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Vale reported solid iron ore production results yesterday, with 2016 production of 348.8mt slightly exceeding prior guidance. Copper (ex. Lubambe) and nickel production for the year were slightly below guidance. Vale expects to increase its production of iron ore to 360-380Mt, copper to 470kt, and nickel to 317kt in 2017. Further commodity price strength and higher volumes should lead to strong FCF growth for Vale." (2/17/2017)

Are investors shorting VALE S.A.?

VALE S.A. saw a increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 91,620,675 shares, an increase of 1.6% from the May 31st total of 93,092,392 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 24,447,948 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.7 days.

Who are some of VALE S.A.'s key competitors?

Who are VALE S.A.'s key executives?

VALE S.A.'s management team includes the folowing people:

  • Gueitiro Matsuo Genso, Chairman of the Board
  • Murilo Pinto de Oliveira Ferreira, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board
  • Fernando Jorge Buso Gomes, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Luciano Siani Pires, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Investor Relations
  • Rogerio Nogueira, Investors Relations and Controller Director
  • Roger Allan Downey, Executive Officer - Fertilizers, Coal and Strategy
  • Jennifer Anne Maki, Executive Officer Base Metals
  • Humberto Ramos de Freitas, Logistics and Mineral Research Officer, Member of the Executive Board
  • Clovis Torres Jr., Executive Officer
  • Dioni Brasil, Accounting Manager

Who owns VALE S.A. stock?

VALE S.A.'s stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Capital Growth Management LP (0.39%), Amerigo Asset Management (0.16%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.14%), LMR Partners LLP (0.10%), Horseman Capital Management Ltd (0.10%) and Wellington Management Group LLP (0.06%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for VALE S.A..

Who sold VALE S.A. stock? Who is selling VALE S.A. stock?

VALE S.A.'s stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Management Group LLP, Van ECK Associates Corp, American Century Companies Inc., Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI, HighTower Advisors LLC, Sei Investments Co., Impala Asset Management LLC and Pacific Heights Asset Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for VALE S.A..

Who bought VALE S.A. stock? Who is buying VALE S.A. stock?

VALE S.A.'s stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Amerigo Asset Management, Acadian Asset Management LLC, LMR Partners LLP, Horseman Capital Management Ltd, Capital Growth Management LP, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Nationwide Fund Advisors and Victory Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for VALE S.A..

How do I buy VALE S.A. stock?

Shares of VALE S.A. can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is VALE S.A.'s stock price today?

One share of VALE S.A. stock can currently be purchased for approximately $8.34.

MarketBeat Community Rating for VALE S.A. (NYSE VALE)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  377 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  543 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  920
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about VALE S.A. and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.60)
Consensus Price Target: $9.22 (10.55% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/25/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$12.50 -> $12.00MediumView Rating Details
6/8/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetHold$8.00LowView Rating Details
6/2/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$10.00MediumView Rating Details
5/31/2017HSBC Holdings plcUpgradeHold -> Buy$8.67 -> $8.76HighView Rating Details
5/28/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$8.00MediumView Rating Details
4/19/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$11.00HighView Rating Details
2/27/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingNeutral$9.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperform$14.20N/AView Rating Details
1/23/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
1/12/2017Renaissance CapitalUpgradeUnderperform -> Market Perform$9.30 -> $9.40N/AView Rating Details
1/9/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$9.00N/AView Rating Details
10/20/2016Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SAUpgradeBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/20/2016Itau BBA SecuritiesUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
9/12/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$7.00N/AView Rating Details
8/9/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$4.80 -> $6.20N/AView Rating Details
6/9/2016WedbushReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
6/9/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageNeutral$4.40N/AView Rating Details
5/13/2016ScotiabankUpgradeOutperform -> Focus ListN/AView Rating Details
5/9/2016Societe GeneraleDowngradeBuy -> Hold$4.55 -> $4.78N/AView Rating Details
5/5/2016Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$3.00 -> $6.00N/AView Rating Details
5/2/2016BB&T CorporationUpgradeHold -> Buy$10.00N/AView Rating Details
3/24/2016Bank of America CorporationUpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
3/17/2016NomuraDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$3.50 -> $3.00N/AView Rating Details
3/10/2016Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> Hold$2.13 -> $3.93N/AView Rating Details
10/19/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$7.00N/AView Rating Details
10/2/2015CIBCLower Price Target$7.15 -> $5.80N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 6/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
Earnings by Quarter for VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
Earnings History by Quarter for VALE S.A. (NYSE VALE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/27/20173/31/2017$0.48$0.41$8.52 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q3$0.14$0.19$7.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q1$0.08$0.10$5.14 billion$5.72 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q3($0.07)($0.19)$7.22 billion$6.51 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q2$0.04$0.19$7.70 billion$6.97 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q1($0.22)($0.14)$7.41 billion$6.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q4$0.17($0.05)$9.28 billion$9.07 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014$0.30($0.15)$10.60 billion$9.06 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q2$0.44$0.38$10.43 billion$9.90 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2014$0.54$0.40$11.43 billion$9.68 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2014$0.65$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q3 20171$0.30$0.30$0.30
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
Most Recent Dividend:5/5/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.28
Dividend Yield:3.36%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:31.11% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
23.14% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
26.17% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE)

Dividend History by Quarter for VALE S.A. (NYSE VALE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
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Headline Trends for VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
Latest Headlines for VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
DateHeadline logoIron Ore Forecasts Cut as Morgan Stanley Flags Swelling Surplus - Bloomberg - June 26 at 11:58 PM logoVale's (VALE) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Deutsche Bank AG - June 25 at 10:38 AM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Upgraded at BidaskClub - June 24 at 3:04 PM logoHead-To-Head Review: VALE (VALE) vs. Trecora Resources (TREC) - June 24 at 8:15 AM logoETFs with exposure to Vale SA : June 22, 2017 - June 22 at 7:31 PM logoVale: The Problem S11D Has Created - June 22 at 2:30 PM logoDoes Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) Stock Have a Bull Case? - June 22 at 11:54 AM logoVale SA :VALE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : June 20, 2017 - June 21 at 6:25 AM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Lowered to "Sell" at BidaskClub - June 17 at 3:32 PM logoWhy Vale’s Base Metals Production Could Be Weaker in 2Q17 - June 17 at 7:02 AM logoVALE Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (VALE) - June 16 at 5:14 PM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest - June 16 at 8:09 AM logoISS, Glass Lewis approve restructuring at Brazil's Vale: source ... - Reuters - June 15 at 3:35 AM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Downgraded to "Buy" at Vetr Inc. - June 12 at 9:40 PM logo Analysts Expect Vale S.A. (VALE) Will Announce Earnings of $0.25 Per Share - June 12 at 9:27 AM logoJefferies Group LLC Analysts Give Vale SA (VALE) a $8.00 Price Target - June 11 at 9:02 AM logoBrazil's Vale signs $2 billion credit line, replacing 2013 agreement - June 10 at 1:51 AM logoBrazil's Vale signs $2 bln credit line, replacing 2013 agreement - June 10 at 1:51 AM logoContrasting Trecora Resources (TREC) and Vale SA (VALE) - June 9 at 4:08 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - June 9 at 11:23 AM logoJim Cramer Gives His Opinion On Chesapeake Energy, Range Resources And Vale - June 7 at 8:39 AM logoThese Factors Are Impacting Chinese Steel Demand - June 7 at 12:33 AM logoSeaborne Iron Ore Prices Are Giving Cliffs a Tough Time - June 5 at 11:22 AM logoInvestors Buy High Volume of Vale SA Put Options (VALE) - June 4 at 7:06 AM logoVale SA (VALE) Receives Hold Rating from BMO Capital Markets - June 3 at 7:44 AM logo[$$] Fund's Global Tech Bets Pay Off Big Time - June 3 at 2:02 AM
News IconUPDATE 1-Brazil utility Cemig files to sell 6.5 bln reais in assets - June 2 at 3:20 AM logoVolatile Vale SA (ADR) (VALE) Stock Is a Free-Income Magnet - June 1 at 10:21 AM logoVedanta, Vale Lead Base-Metals Mining Drop as Iron Ore Plunges - Bloomberg - June 1 at 12:14 AM logoVale SA (VALE) Lifted to "Buy" at HSBC Holdings plc - May 31 at 7:38 AM logoShipwreck Casts Shadow Over Fleet of Vale Iron-Ore Carriers - May 30 at 3:23 PM logoVale S.A. -- Moody's says Vale's ratings unaffected by Brazil's change in outlook to negative - May 30 at 3:23 PM logoShips Hauling Vale Ore Scrutinized Following Deadly Shipwreck - Bloomberg - May 30 at 5:45 AM logoVale S.A.: A Buying Opportunity - Seeking Alpha - May 30 at 5:45 AM logoVetr Inc. Lowers Vale SA (VALE) to Buy - May 30 at 12:10 AM logoVale SA (VALE) Downgraded to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research - May 29 at 2:50 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest - May 29 at 7:28 AM logoVale SA (VALE) Rating Lowered to Buy at Vetr Inc. - May 28 at 8:20 PM logoBrazil's Vale new CEO eyes acquisition, diversification: analyst reports - May 28 at 5:01 AM logoInside China’s Credit Growth Metrics in April - May 28 at 5:01 AM logoWhy Real Estate in China Matters - May 28 at 5:01 AM logoBrazil's Vale new CEO eyes acquisition, diversification: analyst reports - Reuters - May 27 at 6:35 AM logoUnderstanding China’s Monthly Record in Steel Production - May 26 at 8:19 AM logoVale SA (VALE) Stock Rating Upgraded by TheStreet - May 25 at 3:02 PM logoAre Options Traders Betting on a Big Move in VALE S.A. (VALE) Stock? - May 25 at 6:07 AM logoChina's Healthy & Metals Prices should Rise, AB Says - May 25 at 6:07 AM logoWhat the Highest Iron Ore Inventory on Record Means - May 25 at 6:07 AM logoAre Options Traders Betting on a Big Move in VALE S.A. (VALE) Stock? - Nasdaq - May 24 at 8:27 AM logoBeneath the Sagging Auto Demand—And Its Impact on Iron Ore Prices - May 24 at 8:27 AM logoForm 6-K Vale SA For: May 22 - - May 23 at 8:26 AM



VALE S.A. (VALE) Chart for Tuesday, June, 27, 2017

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