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: $11.52
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $10.03
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $7.50
  • 52-Week Range: $2.69 - $11.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.24
  • P/E Growth: 0.19
  • Market Cap: $57.92B
  • 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, 11 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $6.88 (38.79% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
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 CorporationUpgradeHold -> 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
5/13/2015MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralView Rating Details
4/1/2015SantanderDowngradeUnderperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/23/201712/31/2016$0.34$0.53N/AView Earnings Details
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: $0.95 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.00 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:0.36%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-4.00% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
4.21% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
4.00% (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

Insider Trading History for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
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Latest Headlines for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
DateHeadline logoSiliq Won’t Bring Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) Stock Back to Life (NYSE:VALE) - February 23 at 2:05 PM
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News IconNavios reveals win over Vale in contract dispute (NYSE:VALE) - February 23 at 3:04 AM
News IconWhy Savannah named her baby Vale, and why more parents may follow suit (NYSE:VALE) - February 23 at 3:04 AM logoBrazil's Vale to redeem next month $792 mln in bonds maturing in March 2018 (NYSE:VALE) - February 23 at 3:03 AM
News Icon'He's not the ONLY reason to wake up early!' Savannah Guthrie posts make-up-free photo of herself posing with newborn son Charley to announce her return to the Today show (NYSE:VALE) - February 22 at 10:46 AM
News Icon‘Back in my day, you had to be a champ to fight in UFC’ – Ian Freeman to RT Sport (VIDEO) (NYSE:VALE) - February 22 at 10:46 AM
News IconTwo teenagers to face court over break-ins at Morphett Vale primary schools (NYSE:VALE) - February 22 at 10:46 AM logoThe Future of China’s Auto Sales: Life after Sales Tax Breaks (NYSE:VALE) - February 22 at 10:46 AM logoWill Iron Ore Prices Benefit from China’s Credit Growth Prospects? (NYSE:VALE) - February 22 at 10:46 AM logoVale Is Looking to Raise $1.5 Billion With the Sale of Some Assets - Bloomberg (NYSE:VALE) - February 21 at 4:25 PM
News IconStock Price of VALE S.A. (VALE) Increases 4.88% – Energy Index - Energy Index (NYSE:VALE) - February 21 at 4:25 PM logoBrazil mining company Vale announces plan for single class of stock - MarketWatch (NYSE:VALE) - February 21 at 4:25 PM logoNotice Concerning New Valepar Shareholders Agreement (NYSE:VALE) - February 21 at 4:24 PM
News IconPolice confirm body found at Mt Macedon is Karen Ristevski (NYSE:VALE) - February 21 at 4:24 PM
News IconSweden's Last Night: How a Country Perished in Secret (NYSE:VALE) - February 21 at 4:24 PM logoNotice Concerning New Valepar Shareholders Agre... (NYSE:VALE) - February 21 at 4:24 PM logoIron Ore Price Hits Record High In China: How Bears Got It So Wrong (NYSE:VALE) - February 21 at 4:24 PM logoCentury Aluminum (CENX) Q4 Earnings: Is a Beat in Store? (NYSE:VALE) - February 21 at 4:24 PM logoThis Is Boosting Steel Prices in China (NYSE:VALE) - February 21 at 4:24 PM logoVale needs 54 pct shareholder approval for share conversion - Reuters (NYSE:VALE) - February 20 at 7:30 PM logoBrazil's Vale Seeks Single Class of Stock - Wall Street Journal (subscription) (NYSE:VALE) - February 20 at 7:30 PM
News IconWerdum wants title shot after Rothwell fight, calls JDS 'Brazilian Conor McGregor' (NYSE:VALE) - February 20 at 7:30 PM
News IconMount Macedon body: Police have returned to site, as forensic tests conducted (NYSE:VALE) - February 20 at 7:30 PM logoBrazil Mining Company Vale SA Announces Plan for Single Class of Stock (NYSE:VALE) - February 20 at 7:30 PM logoBrooklyn's coolest hotels and hottest hangouts (NYSE:VALE) - February 20 at 7:30 PM logoVale needs 54 pct shareholder approval for share conversion (NYSE:VALE) - February 20 at 7:30 PM logoVale readies for diluted ownership as partners renew accord - Nasdaq (NYSE:VALE) - February 20 at 8:18 AM logoVale readies for diluted ownership as partners renew accord (NYSE:VALE) - February 20 at 8:18 AM logoInside the Strong Iron Ore Shipments in January (NYSE:VALE) - February 20 at 8:18 AM
News IconWine Wankers Photo Competition – time for you to vote! (NYSE:VALE) - February 19 at 7:22 PM
News IconAaron Vale Braves the Rain to Win $41,200 FEI HITS Jumper Classic CSIO4* at Ocala (NYSE:VALE) - February 19 at 7:22 PM
News IconCohen blesses Vale with a five-star performance (NYSE:VALE) - February 19 at 7:22 PM logoTop Vale shareholders plan to end holding company -report (NYSE:VALE) - February 19 at 7:22 PM
News IconBarossa Valley’s Yalumba goes on a grenache crusade (NYSE:VALE) - February 18 at 7:26 PM
News IconSydney weather: Hail, damaging storm rocks city (NYSE:VALE) - February 18 at 7:26 PM
News IconPort Vale boss Michael Brown reflects on Celtic keeper's spectacular start (NYSE:VALE) - February 18 at 11:29 AM
News IconNews Roundup: Vale SA (NYSE:VALE), Zosano Pharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ZSAN) - The Newburgh Press (NYSE:VALE) - February 18 at 11:29 AM logoVale SA (VALE) PT Raised to $11 at Jefferies Following Solid 4Q Production Data - (NYSE:VALE) - February 18 at 11:29 AM logo7:19 am Vale S.A. FY16 iron ore production reached 348.8 Mt in 2016, representing a new annual record, 3.0 Mt higher than in 2015 (NYSE:VALE) - February 18 at 11:28 AM
News IconHere’s a round up of Aylesbury Vale fire service calls outs from Wednesday (Feb 15) (NYSE:VALE) - February 17 at 5:01 PM
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News IconEbbw Vale RFC wary of tough Beddau RFC cup test (NYSE:VALE) - February 17 at 5:01 PM logoVale's 2016 iron ore production hits record (NYSE:VALE) - February 17 at 5:01 PM
News IconVale Q4 potash output rises, phosphate falls (NYSE:VALE) - February 17 at 5:01 PM logoVale Reports Record Quantities Of Iron Ore For 2016 - First Thoughts (NYSE:VALE) - February 17 at 5:01 PM logoVale Vaults Higher: 4Q Iron Ore, Copper Production (NYSE:VALE) - February 17 at 5:01 PM logoWhat Caused Iron Ore Prices to Surge to Multi-Year Highs? (NYSE:VALE) - February 17 at 5:00 PM logoJefferies Boosts Vale Target On Upbeat Metals Production Outlook (NYSE:VALE) - February 17 at 5:00 PM


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. declared an annual dividend on Wednesday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 6th will be given 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?

24 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Vale S.A.'s shares. Their predictions range from $3.00 to $14.20. On average, they expect Vale S.A.'s share price to reach $6.88 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 investors 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 $11.24.

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) Chart for Thursday, February, 23, 2017

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Last Updated on 2/23/2017 by Staff