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: $53.85277 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 5,153,375,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $10.56
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $9.34
  • 52 Week Range: $5.60 - $11.72
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.15
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.05
  • P/E Growth: -0.99
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $32.22 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.68
  • Book Value: $8.16 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.29
  • Annual Dividend: $0.28
  • Dividend Yield: 2.7%
  • EBITDA: $14.57 billion
  • Net Margins: 11.01%
  • Return on Equity: 16.74%
  • Return on Assets: 6.61%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.62%
  • Current Ratio: 1.88%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.51%
  • Average Volume: 29.43 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.52
  • Short Ratio: 3

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. declared a semiannual dividend on Monday, March 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 26th will be given a dividend of $0.2881 per share on Friday, May 5th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.8%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 24th. This is an increase 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $7.24 billion for the quarter. VALE S.A. had a net margin of 11.01% and a return on equity of 16.74%. View VALE S.A.'s Earnings History.

When will VALE S.A. make its next earnings announcement?

VALE S.A. is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for VALE S.A..

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

17 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for VALE S.A.'s shares. Their forecasts range from $7.30 to $14.20. On average, they anticipate VALE S.A.'s stock price to reach $9.76 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for VALE S.A..

Are investors shorting VALE S.A.?

VALE S.A. saw a drop in short interest during the month of September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 98,350,028 shares, a drop of 3.7% from the September 15th total of 102,102,880 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 31,276,902 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.1 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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.00%) and Private Asset Management Inc. (0.00%). 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 Private Asset Management Inc.. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Eqis 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 $10.50.

MarketBeat Community Rating for VALE S.A. (NYSE VALE)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  439 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  592 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,031
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: 8 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.53)
Consensus Price Target: $9.76 (7.06% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
Price Target History for VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
Analysts' Ratings History for VALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/10/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaSet Price TargetHold$11.00N/AView Rating Details
10/3/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
9/25/2017Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageEqual -> WeightMediumView Rating Details
9/13/2017Sandler O'NeillUpgradeHold -> BuyMediumView Rating Details
9/12/2017SantanderUpgradeHold -> BuyLowView Rating Details
8/8/2017BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$8.00MediumView Rating Details
7/27/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$8.00MediumView Rating Details
7/14/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$10.00LowView Rating Details
7/10/2017Clarkson CapitalReiterated RatingNeutralLowView Rating Details
6/25/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$12.50 -> $12.00MediumView Rating Details
5/31/2017HSBC Holdings plcUpgradeHold -> Buy$8.67 -> $8.76HighView 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
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
5/2/2016BB&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
(Data available from 10/17/2015 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
10/26/2017$0.25N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/20176/30/2017$0.17$0.18$7.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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:2.67%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:40.58% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
22.58% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
24.14% (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 logoVale (VALE) Looks Good: Stock Adds 6% in Session - October 17 at 8:44 AM logoETFs with exposure to Vale SA : October 16, 2017 - October 17 at 8:44 AM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Short Interest Update - October 17 at 2:50 AM logoFabulous Friday - Markets At (Yawn) All-Time Highs - Seeking Alpha - October 15 at 8:01 AM logo$0.26 Earnings Per Share Expected for Vale S.A. (VALE) This Quarter - October 12 at 4:24 PM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - October 12 at 2:44 AM logoChina Gobbles Amazon Rainforest Ore to Clean Its Polluted Skies - October 11 at 4:32 PM logoHow China’s Steel Demand Could Affect Iron Ore Demand - October 11 at 4:32 PM logoCould Seaborne Iron Ore Prices Soften More? - October 11 at 9:12 AM logoWhy China’s Iron Ore Demand Could Wane in 4Q17 - October 11 at 9:12 AM logoTrade of the Day: Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Worked Like a Charm - October 11 at 7:50 AM logoPre-Market Technical Pulse on Metals & Minerals Stocks -- Cleveland-Cliffs, Teck Resources, US Silica, and Vale - PR Newswire (press release) - October 4 at 8:25 AM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Jefferies Group LLC - October 3 at 5:20 PM logoVale SA :VALE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : October 2, 2017 - October 3 at 2:27 PM logoChina Property Sales Growth Slows Down in August - October 3 at 2:27 PM logoETFs with exposure to Vale SA : October 3, 2017 - October 3 at 2:27 PM logoETFs with exposure to Vale SA : October 3, 2017 - October 3 at 2:27 PM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Short Interest Up 12.9% in September - October 1 at 3:10 AM logoA Child’s Death Brings ‘Trauma That Doesn’t Go Away’ - September 29 at 1:35 PM logoVale (VALE) Presents At 9th Annual Itau BBA LatAm Commodities Conference - Slideshow - September 29 at 1:35 PM logoVale Is Looking Increasingly Healthy - September 28 at 8:54 AM logoVale Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (VALE) - September 28 at 1:20 AM logoMorgan Stanley Initiates Coverage on Vale S.A. (VALE) - September 27 at 11:42 AM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Earns Weight Rating from Analysts at Morgan Stanley - September 25 at 6:00 PM logoMorgan Stanley Reaffirms Equal Weight Rating for Vale S.A. (VALE) - September 25 at 12:52 PM logoWhy Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) Stock is Still no Bargain - September 25 at 11:13 AM logoFire disrupts Vale Fertilizantes plant in Brazil - September 23 at 10:39 AM logoStock Traders Buy Large Volume of Vale Call Options (VALE) - September 23 at 1:02 AM logoBetter Buy: Freeport-McMoRan Inc vs. Vale SA - September 22 at 7:55 AM logoEMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies weaken ahead of Fed meeting - Reuters - September 19 at 9:15 AM logoWhat Factors Are Driving Analysts’ Estimates for Vale SA? - September 19 at 9:15 AM logoAylesbury Vale District Council Works With DigitalGenius to Boost Customer Service - September 18 at 7:46 AM logoWhy Rio Tinto Isn’t RBC’s Top Pick Anymore - September 18 at 7:46 AM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - September 17 at 2:50 AM logoVale to appeal court decision halting operations at nickel mine - Seeking Alpha - September 15 at 11:15 PM logoBrazil's Vale vows to appeal court decision halting nickel mine - Reuters - September 15 at 10:52 AM logoSandler O'Neill Upgrades Vale SA (VALE) to Buy - September 13 at 11:06 PM logoCemig jumps as partner Vale signals bid for Brazil dams - Reuters - September 13 at 3:23 PM logoCemig jumps as partner Vale signals bid for Brazil dams - September 13 at 10:51 AM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Upgraded to "Buy" by Santander - September 12 at 12:34 PM logoSavannah's message for Vale and all little girls in 'Princesses Wear Pants' - September 12 at 11:47 AM logoHit the 'Mother Lode' With Vale ADRs - September 8 at 9:53 AM logoMonticello Insurance Limited -- Moody's says Monticellos's rating unaffected by Vale's upgrade - September 7 at 10:46 AM logoBrazil Economy In 'Great Rotation', Buy Cyclical Stocks? - September 7 at 10:46 AM logoVale Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (VALE) - September 7 at 2:08 AM logoVale Overseas Limited -- Moody's upgrades Vale's ratings to Ba1; stable outlook - September 6 at 9:46 AM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.26 Per Share - September 5 at 4:08 AM logo[$$] Attention, Yield Hunters: EM Payouts on the Rise - September 2 at 10:09 AM logoElectric Vehicle Revolution Will Fuel Higher Copper Prices - September 1 at 10:37 AM logoElectric Vehicle Revolution Will Fuel Higher Copper Prices - September 1 at 10:37 AM



VALE S.A. (VALE) Chart for Tuesday, October, 17, 2017

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