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

About Vale S.A.

Vale S.A. logoVale S.A. (Vale) is a metals and mining company. The Company is also a producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets, and nickel. The Company's segments include Ferrous minerals, Coal, Base metals, Fertilizers and Others. Its Ferrous minerals segment consists of the production and extraction of ferrous minerals, as iron ore, pellets and its logistic services, manganese and ferroalloys, and other ferrous products and services. Its Coal segment consists of the extraction of coal and its logistic services. Its Base metals segment includes the production and extraction of non-ferrous minerals, and is presented as nickel and its by-products (ferro-nickel, copper, precious metals and others) and copper. Its Fertilizers segment includes the production of the three major groups of nutrients and other fertilizers products. Its Others segment consists of sales and expenses of other products, services and investments in joint ventures and associate in other businesses.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Industrial Metals & Minerals
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: VALE
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $10.61
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $10.18
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $7.55
  • 52-Week Range: $2.69 - $11.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.80
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.96
  • P/E Growth: 0.17
  • Market Cap: $54.68B
  • Outstanding Shares: 5,153,375,000
  • Beta: 1.57
  • Net Margins: -19.99%
  • Return on Equity: 2.90%
  • Return on Assets: 1.18%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.72%
  • Current Ratio: 1.80%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.44%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 12 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.48)
Consensus Price Target: $6.99 (34.16% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/27/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingNeutral$9.00View Rating Details
2/18/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$7.00View Rating Details
2/17/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetHold$9.25 -> $9.00View Rating Details
2/16/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperform$14.20View Rating Details
1/23/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
1/12/2017Renaissance CapitalUpgradeUnderperform -> Market Perform$9.30 -> $9.40View Rating Details
1/9/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$9.00View Rating Details
11/30/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingUnderperform$5.00View Rating Details
10/20/2016Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SAUpgradeBuyView Rating Details
10/20/2016Itau BBA SecuritiesUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
9/29/2016HSBC Holdings plcReiterated RatingHold$6.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$7.00View Rating Details
9/8/2016RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingSector Perform$5.50 -> $6.00View Rating Details
9/8/2016Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$5.50 -> $6.00View Rating Details
8/9/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$4.80 -> $6.20View Rating Details
6/9/2016WedbushReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
6/9/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageNeutral$4.40View Rating Details
5/13/2016ScotiabankUpgradeOutperform -> Focus ListView Rating Details
5/10/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$6.50View Rating Details
5/9/2016Societe GeneraleDowngradeBuy -> Hold$4.55 -> $4.78View Rating Details
5/5/2016Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$3.00 -> $6.00View Rating Details
5/2/2016BB&T Co.UpgradeHold -> Buy$10.00View Rating Details
3/24/2016Bank of America CorpUpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
3/17/2016NomuraDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$3.50 -> $3.00View Rating Details
3/10/2016Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> Hold$2.13 -> $3.93View Rating Details
10/19/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$7.00View Rating Details
10/2/2015CIBCLower Price Target$7.15 -> $5.80View Rating Details
6/3/2015BBA Icatu SecuritiesUpgradeMarket PerformView Rating Details
5/26/2015Bradesco CorretoraReiterated RatingOutperform$11.00 -> $7.50View Rating Details
4/1/2015SantanderDowngradeUnderperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/28/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/27/2016Q3$0.14$0.19ViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q1$0.08$0.10ViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q3($0.07)($0.19)ViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q2$0.04$0.19ViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q1($0.22)($0.14)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q4$0.17($0.05)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2014$0.30($0.15)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q2$0.44$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2014$0.54$0.40ViewN/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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.00 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.76 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.22$0.22$0.22
Q3 20171$0.30$0.30$0.30
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
Annual Dividend:$0.04
Dividend Yield:0.38%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-4.00% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
4.00% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
5.26% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

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

Insider Trades

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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 an annual dividend on Wednesday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.041 per share on Friday, December 23rd. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 2nd.

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

25 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Vale S.A.'s shares. Their forecasts range from $3.00 to $14.20. On average, they anticipate Vale S.A.'s share price to reach $6.99 in the next year.

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

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

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Over the last three months, Vale's shares have slightly underperformed the Zacks categorized Mining-Iron industry return. However, the company reported strong fourth-quarter 2016 production results, on the back of increased yield of certain major mines and greater operational efficacy. Also, Vale is boosting its revenues and profitability on higher selling prices pellets and iron ore fines as well as lower costs. Even so, the commencement of new projects is expected to generate benefits in the quarters ahead. Over the last 30 days, Zacks Consensus Estimate for the stock has been revised upwards for 2017. On the flip side, overall weakness in the prices of most metals, intense competition or sudden mining or exploration accidents might limit growth." (2/18/2017)

  • 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)
  • Credit Suisse Group analysts commented, "We have updated our Vale model, marking to market 1Q and 2Q prices, applied the CS revised price deck (iron ore average of USD40/t from 2H16 until 2019), and decreased 2016 capex by USD0.5bn; in our revised estimates the 2016 cash flow gap improved by USD2.5bn." (4/20/2016)

Who owns Vale S.A. stock?

Vale S.A.'s stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Silchester International Investors LLP (1.57%), Allianz Asset Management AG (0.09%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (0.07%), Van ECK Associates Corp (0.06%), Numeric Investors LLC (0.05%) and FIL Ltd (0.05%).

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 Silchester International Investors LLP, Allianz Asset Management AG, FIL Ltd, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI, Westwood Holdings Group Inc., CWA Asset Management Group LLC, Charlemagne Capital Ltd. and Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc..

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 William Blair Investment Management LLC, Luminus Management LLC, Numeric Investors LLC, Investec Asset Management LTD, Van ECK Associates Corp, Impala Asset Management LLC, Calamos Advisors LLC and NINE MASTS CAPITAL Ltd.

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.

How much does a share of Vale S.A. stock cost?

One share of Vale S.A. stock can currently be purchased for approximately $10.61.

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) Chart for Tuesday, February, 28, 2017

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Last Updated on 2/28/2017 by Staff