Vale SA Company Profile (NYSE:VALE)

About Vale SA (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
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: VALE
  • CUSIP: N/A
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $8.42
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $9.33
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $8.78
  • 52-Week Range: $3.85 - $11.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.26
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.05
  • P/E Growth: 0.10
  • Market Cap: $43.39B
  • 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%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 10 Hold Ratings, 10 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.57)
Consensus Price Target: $8.63 (2.54% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Vale SA (NYSE:VALE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/19/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$11.00HighView Rating Details
3/31/2017BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeUnderperform -> Market Perform$7.00 -> $10.00LowView Rating Details
3/28/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$9.00LowView Rating Details
3/21/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$12.00 -> $12.50HighView Rating Details
3/16/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$11.00MediumView 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
9/29/2016HSBC Holdings plcReiterated RatingHold$6.00N/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 4/28/2015 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
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)
Next Dividend:5/5/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.04
Dividend Yield:0.48%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-4.00% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
2.92% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
4.30% (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 logoUPDATE 2-Brazil's Vale slumps as ore price outlook, profit disappoints - April 27 at 10:49 PM logoVale sees robust ore prices this year, market 'well balanced' - April 27 at 10:49 PM logoBrazil's Vale slumps as ore price outlook, profit disappoints - April 27 at 10:49 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Earns News Impact Score of 0.28 - April 27 at 12:02 PM logoBrazil's Vale misses profit estimates amid slow output - Reuters - April 27 at 11:29 AM logoVale SA Sees Unusually High Options Volume (VALE) - April 26 at 5:34 PM logoUConn Women's Basketball, Bill Miller And The Realities Of Winning Streaks - April 26 at 5:02 PM logoFreeport Misses 1Q17 Estimates and Markets Don’t Care! - April 26 at 5:02 PM logoIron Ore Seen Slumping for Years After Hitting February Peak - April 25 at 7:28 PM logoChina’s Auto Sales Growth Slows in March - April 25 at 7:28 PM logoVale SA : VALE-US: Dividend Analysis : April 26th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 25, 2017 - April 25 at 7:28 PM logoFreeport-McMoRan Misses On Earnings, But Sees 'Significant Cash Flows' - April 25 at 8:55 AM logoVetr Inc. Lowers Vale SA (VALE) to Buy - April 25 at 12:30 AM logoVale SA (VALE) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 24 at 12:37 PM logoTop Iron Ore Forecaster Says Prices Will Sink Back Below $50 - April 24 at 9:21 AM logoChina’s Iron Ore Imports Remain Strong: What’s the Outlook? - April 24 at 9:21 AM logoDo Options Traders Know Something About Vale (VALE) Stock We Don't? - April 24 at 9:21 AM logoCan China’s Steel Production Keep the Pace? - April 24 at 9:21 AM logoUPDATE 1-Vale's first-quarter output falls on weather, keeps guidance - April 22 at 7:36 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows - April 21 at 9:35 PM logoVale's first-quarter output falls on weather, keeps guidance - Reuters - April 21 at 9:25 AM logoVALE S.A. (VALE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 24, 2017 - Nasdaq - April 21 at 9:25 AM logoOutlook for Iron Ore Shipments Is Strong in 2017 - April 21 at 9:25 AM logoVale's first-quarter output falls on weather, keeps guidance - April 21 at 12:02 AM logoVale Rises 4% on Iron Ore Production Report - April 21 at 12:02 AM logoEMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks rise as Vale rallies on output data - April 21 at 12:02 AM logoVale And Iron Ore Crash - Seeking Alpha - April 20 at 1:50 AM logoRains cut Rio Q1 iron ore output 3 pct - April 19 at 8:50 PM logoRains cut Rio first-quarter iron ore output 3 percent - April 19 at 8:50 PM logoVale SA's (VALE) "Hold" Rating Reiterated at Royal Bank of Canada - April 19 at 6:52 PM logoSoros Calls $10 Billion Steinmetz Mine Suit a ‘Frivolous’ Stunt - April 18 at 7:37 PM logoWhat About Iron Ore Prices? - April 18 at 7:37 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows - April 18 at 1:20 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - April 18 at 12:53 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest - April 18 at 7:18 AM logoVale SA (VALE) Upgraded to "Strong-Buy" at Vetr Inc. - April 16 at 2:07 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds - April 15 at 8:09 AM logoSoros Sued by Fellow Billionaire in $10 Billion Mine Brawl - April 15 at 8:01 AM logoIron Ore Miners Take a Mighty Hit as Capitulation Mars Ugly Week - April 13 at 9:32 AM logoHow Do Analysts View Elliott’s Proposal for BHP Billiton? - April 13 at 9:31 AM logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades Vale SA (VALE) to Hold - April 13 at 8:30 AM logoShould Cliffs Worry about Chinese Steel Price Trends? - April 12 at 12:05 PM logoVale SA (VALE) Lifted to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research - April 12 at 7:07 AM logoVale SA Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (VALE) - April 11 at 12:32 PM logoBuy Vale SA (ADR) (VALE) Stock for the Coal Rebound - - April 11 at 8:56 AM logoBuy Vale SA (ADR) (VALE) Stock for the Coal Rebound - April 10 at 3:00 PM logoInside Iron Ore Miners’ Price Targets: Gauging Their Upside Potential - April 10 at 8:32 AM logoVale SA (VALE) Downgraded by Vetr Inc. to Hold - April 9 at 12:35 PM logoVale SA Target of Unusually High Options Trading (VALE) - April 8 at 7:15 AM logoBuy Freeport For Indonesia Gold & Copper Upside, Jefferies Says - April 7 at 1:18 PM


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. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, April 26th will be paid a dividend of $0.2881 per share on Friday, May 5th. This represents a yield of 5.8%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 24th. This is an increase from Vale SA's previous semiannual dividend of $0.19.

How were Vale SA's earnings last quarter?

Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 28th. The company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.02. The company earned $5.72 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.14 billion. Vale SA had a positive return on equity of 2.90% and a negative net margin of 19.99%.

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

21 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Vale SA's stock. Their forecasts range from $4.40 to $14.20. On average, they expect Vale SA's stock price to reach $8.63 in the next year.

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 during the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 69,466,113 shares, an increase of 5.5% from the March 31st total of 65,815,658 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 28,371,864 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.4 days. Approximately 2.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who owns Vale SA stock?

Vale SA's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Amerigo Asset Management (0.16%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.14%), Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.01%), Deltec Asset Management LLC (0.01%), Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A. (0.00%) and Cornerstone Financial Partners LLC (0.00%).

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 Boston Advisors LLC, Private Asset Management Inc., Creative Planning, DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co, Deltec Asset Management LLC, Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.

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, Nationwide Fund Advisors, Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A., Cornerstone Financial Partners LLC, Reliance Trust Co. of Delaware, Fox Run Management L.L.C. and Raymond James Trust N.A..

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 $8.42.

Vale SA (VALE) Chart for Friday, April, 28, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/28/2017 by Staff