Vale SA Company Profile (NYSE:VALE)

About Vale SA (NYSE:VALE)

Vale SA 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: Industrial Metals & Minerals
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:VALE
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $43.65 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 5,153,375,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $8.62
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $9.09
  • 52 Week Range: $3.85 - $11.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 9.30
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.21
  • P/E Growth: 0.26
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $31.76 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.37
  • Book Value: $8.14 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.04
  • Annual Dividend: $0.04
  • Dividend Yield: 3.4%
  • EBIDTA: $14.42 billion
  • 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%
  • Average Volume: 29.13 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.57
  • Short Ratio: 2.33

Frequently Asked Questions for Vale SA (NYSE:VALE)

What is Vale SA's stock symbol?

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

How often does Vale SA pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Vale SA?

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

How were Vale SA's earnings last quarter?

Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.07. The firm earned $8.52 billion during the quarter. Vale SA had a negative net margin of 19.99% and a positive return on equity of 2.90%. View Vale SA's Earnings History.

Where is Vale SA's stock going? Where will Vale SA's stock price be in 2017?

17 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Vale SA's stock. Their predictions range from $4.40 to $14.20. On average, they anticipate Vale SA's share price to reach $9.14 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Vale SA.

What are analysts saying about Vale SA stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Vale SA stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Over the last one month, Vale’s shares underperformed the Zacks categorized Mining-Iron industry return. Headwinds such as an oversupply situation in the mining market, intense business rivalry, environmental hazard or any government licensing issue are likely to weigh over the company’s near-term results. However, amid all risks, Vale is poised to grow on the back of robust market demand for core metals, lower exploration and mining expenses, and new productivity boosting investments. Over the last seven days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the stock remained unchanged for both 2017 and 2018." (4/7/2017)
  • 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 SA?

Vale SA saw a increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 96,176,649 shares, an increase of 17.9% from the April 28th total of 81,580,687 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 29,930,241 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.2 days.

Who are some of Vale SA's key competitors?

Who owns Vale SA stock?

Vale SA's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors 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 SA.

Who sold Vale SA stock? Who is selling Vale SA stock?

Vale SA'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 SA.

Who bought Vale SA stock? Who is buying Vale SA stock?

Vale SA's stock was acquired 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 SA.

How do I buy Vale SA stock?

Shares of Vale SA 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 SA stock cost?

One share of Vale SA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $8.47.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.53)
Consensus Price Target: $9.14 (7.94% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Vale SA (NYSE:VALE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/19/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetHold$10.00HighView Rating Details
5/17/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$8.00HighView Rating Details
5/17/2017HSBC Holdings plcReiterated RatingHold$10.25 -> $10.00LowView Rating Details
5/1/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$10.00LowView Rating Details
4/19/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$11.00HighView Rating Details
3/21/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$12.00 -> $12.50HighView 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 IncUpgradeNeutral -> 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 Holding SAUpgradeBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/20/2016Itau BBA SecuritiesUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
9/12/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral -> 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 IncInitiated 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 Co.UpgradeHold -> Buy$10.00N/AView Rating Details
3/24/2016Bank of America CorpUpgradeNeutral -> 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
6/3/2015BBA Icatu SecuritiesUpgradeMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
5/26/2015Bradesco CorretoraReiterated RatingOutperform$11.00 -> $7.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Vale SA (NYSE:VALE)
Earnings by Quarter for Vale SA (NYSE:VALE)
Earnings History by Quarter for Vale SA (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 SA (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 SA (NYSE:VALE)
Most Recent Dividend:5/5/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.04
Dividend Yield:0.47%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-4.00% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
3.17% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
4.35% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Vale SA (NYSE:VALE)

Dividend History by Quarter for Vale SA (NYSE:VALE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Vale SA (NYSE:VALE)
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Headline Trends for Vale SA (NYSE:VALE)
Latest Headlines for Vale SA (NYSE:VALE)
DateHeadline 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 logoVale SA (VALE) Upgraded by Vetr Inc. to "Strong-Buy" - May 22 at 10:54 PM logoETFs with exposure to Vale SA : May 22, 2017 - May 22 at 7:32 PM logoTrade of the Day: Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) - May 22 at 9:04 AM logoVale SA Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (VALE) - May 21 at 7:02 AM logoBrazil's Vale Gets Vetr Upgrade Despite Political Unrest - May 19 at 11:39 PM logoSteinmetz Said to Skip $1.2 Billion Vale Hearing, Risks Loss - May 19 at 6:33 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Presents At BofAML 2017 Global Metals, Mining and Steel Conference - May 19 at 6:33 PM logoSteinmetz Said to Skip $1.2 Billion Vale Hearing, Risking Loss - May 19 at 6:33 PM logoVale SA :VALE.P-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 6:33 PM logoBillionaire Steinmetz Skips Vale Hearing, Risking $1.2 Billion Loss - May 19 at 6:33 PM logoBloomberg: Steinmetz skips Vale hearing, risking $1.2B loss - Seeking Alpha - May 19 at 1:32 PM logoVale: This Isn't An Opportunity - Seeking Alpha - May 19 at 1:32 PM logoVale: Corruption Scandal Brings Opportunity - Seeking Alpha - May 19 at 1:32 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Receives "Hold" Rating from Jefferies Group LLC - May 19 at 7:20 AM logoVale SA Sees Unusually High Options Volume (VALE) - May 18 at 6:18 PM logoHSBC Holdings plc Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Vale SA (VALE) - May 17 at 10:26 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Receives Hold Rating from Credit Suisse Group AG - May 17 at 5:16 PM logoVale to shutter nickel mine in Canada; up to 200 jobs at stake - May 16 at 9:41 PM logoEmerging Markets Roundup: Plays On China's Internet, Greece & LatAm Rise - May 16 at 9:41 PM logoVale S.A. (VALE) PT Lowered to $10 at HSBC; 'Headwinds are ... - - May 16 at 8:23 AM logo Analysts Anticipate Vale SA (VALE) Will Post Earnings of $0.25 Per Share - May 15 at 10:30 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - May 15 at 12:10 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest - May 14 at 8:44 AM
News IconUPDATE 1-Vale's board approves top shareholder proposal for reorganization - May 12 at 3:40 AM logoVale's board approves top shareholder proposal for reorganization - May 12 at 3:40 AM logoChina Deleveraging Pain Puts Investors on Contagion Alert - May 9 at 9:48 AM logoNavios Maritime Holdings, Inc. -- Moody's revises Navios Holdings' outlook to positive - May 9 at 9:48 AM logoVale SA Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (VALE) - May 7 at 7:08 AM logoBrazil's Vale sees $70 mln in savings from new systems by 2020 ... - Reuters - May 6 at 8:05 AM logoBrazil's Vale sees $70 mln in savings from new systems by 2020 - May 6 at 12:54 AM logoVale SA (VALE) Receives News Impact Score of -0.01 - May 4 at 4:48 PM logoMoody's: Brazil s corporate liquidity supported by a gradual economic recovery - May 4 at 9:57 AM logoVale SA (VALE) Rating Increased to Strong-Buy at Vetr Inc. - May 4 at 1:17 AM logoVale SA (VALE) Upgraded at Vetr Inc. - May 4 at 1:16 AM logoEx-Wall Street Banker Convicted in Guinea Bribery Case - May 3 at 6:48 PM logoVale SA (ADR) (VALE) Stock Has ‘Sleeper Hit’ Potential - May 3 at 2:28 PM logoVale SA (ADR) (VALE) Stock Has ‘Sleeper Hit’ Potential - May 3 at 2:26 PM logoExclusive: Brazil Mill Cevasa Suspends Loan Payments, Sources Say - May 3 at 9:58 AM logoWhy We Lowered Our Price Estimate For Vale To $9 - May 3 at 9:58 AM logoUPDATE 1-Mosaic profit misses estimates on lower potash, phosphate prices - May 2 at 6:33 PM logoSomewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Vale SA (VALE) Share Price - May 1 at 7:10 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Receives "Hold" Rating from BMO Capital Markets - May 1 at 4:14 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Raised to Strong-Buy at Vetr Inc. - April 30 at 10:51 AM



Vale SA (VALE) Chart for Friday, May, 26, 2017

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