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: Iron Ore Mining
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:VALE
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $49.32 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 5,153,375,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $8.58
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $9.23
  • 52 Week Range: $4.86 - $11.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.12
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.39
  • P/E Growth: -9.63
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $31.66 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.56
  • Book Value: $8.12 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.18
  • Annual Dividend: $0.28
  • Dividend Yield: 3.1%
  • EBIDTA: $14.38 billion
  • Net Margins: 30.66%
  • Return on Equity: 25.10%
  • Return on Assets: 10.13%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.89%
  • Current Ratio: 1.90%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.59%
  • Average Volume: 27.61 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.52
  • Short Ratio: 3.74
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 declared a semiannual dividend on Monday, March 6th. Shareholders 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 is Monday, April 24th. This is a boost 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) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $8.52 billion for the quarter. Vale SA had a return on equity of 25.10% and a net margin of 30.66%. View Vale SA's Earnings History.

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

17 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Vale SA's shares. Their predictions range from $6.20 to $14.20. On average, they anticipate Vale SA's share price to reach $9.31 in the next year. 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 three months, Vale’s shares underperformed the Zacks categorized steel industry return. Over the last 30 days, Zacks Consensus Estimate for the stock has moved south for both 2017 and 2018. The company reported weaker-than-expected first-quarter 2017 earnings. Anticipated decline in Chinese steel demand is expected to affect near-term iron-ore prices and hence hurt Vale’s profitability in the upcoming quarters. Moreover, stiff rivalry in the mining industry, sudden outbreak of any natural disaster or unfavorable government policies might hurt results in the quarters ahead. " (5/29/2017)
  • 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 decrease in short interest in the month of July. As of July 14th, there was short interest totalling 87,555,963 shares, a decrease of 10.4% from the June 30th total of 97,666,661 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 26,019,460 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.4 days.

Who are some of Vale SA's key competitors?

Who are Vale SA's key executives?

Vale SA'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 SA stock?

Vale SA's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.21%), Pacific Heights Asset Management LLC (0.01%), Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A. (0.01%), Boston Advisors LLC (0.00%), Mandatum Life Insurance Co Ltd (0.00%) and Creative Planning (0.00%). 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 Exane Derivatives, Cornerstone Financial Partners LLC and Private Asset Management Inc.. 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 Acadian Asset Management LLC, Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A., Creative Planning, Boston Advisors LLC, Virtu Financial LLC and Union Bankshares Corp. 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.

What is Vale SA's stock price today?

One share of Vale SA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $9.57.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Vale SA (NYSE VALE)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  390 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  556 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  946
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Vale SA 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 SA (NYSE:VALE) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.53)
Consensus Price Target: $9.31 (2.70% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Vale SA (NYSE:VALE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/14/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$10.00LowView Rating Details
7/14/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$8.50LowView Rating Details
7/10/2017Clarkson CapitalReiterated RatingNeutralLowView Rating Details
6/27/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$8.00LowView Rating Details
6/25/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$12.50 -> $12.00MediumView Rating Details
6/2/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$10.00MediumView Rating Details
5/31/2017HSBC Holdings plcUpgradeHold -> Buy$8.67 -> $8.76HighView Rating Details
4/19/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$11.00HighView 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
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, 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
10/2/2015CIBCLower Price Target$7.15 -> $5.80N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/25/2015 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:$0.28
Dividend Yield:2.93%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:31.11% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
26.92% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
33.33% (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 logoBidaskClub Downgrades Vale S.A. (VALE) to Buy - July 25 at 2:44 PM logoChina’s Iron Ore Imports Surged in June—Where Will They Go Next? - July 25 at 8:10 AM logoDoes China’s Record Steel Production Mean Better Times Ahead? - July 25 at 8:10 AM logoBrazil's Vale eyes 2017 iron ore output at low end of forecast - Reuters - July 21 at 8:25 AM logoIron King Vale Is Expected to Post Record Output in Volatile Market - July 20 at 2:06 AM logoBHP Billiton Q4 Iron Output Jumps 8%, Petroleum View Dismal - July 19 at 4:03 PM logoWhat Could Cause an Upside to CLF’s Free Cash Flow Estimates in 2017? - July 19 at 4:03 PM logoIron King Vale Seen Posting Record Output in Volatile Market - Bloomberg - July 19 at 9:02 AM logoBHP-Vale JV Excused From Paying $6.3 Billion Legal Guarantee - Bloomberg - July 19 at 9:02 AM logoMiner Vale says Brazilian judge suspended lawsuit against companies for Samarco accident - Reuters - July 19 at 9:02 AM logoThese Iron Ore Stocks Could Offer a Valuation Upside in 2017 - July 19 at 9:02 AM logoWhy CLF’s Asia-Pacific Segment Could Remain Weak in 2Q17 - July 18 at 9:37 AM logoCan Vale SA Reverse Its 2Q17 Performance in 2017? - July 18 at 9:37 AM logoGauging the Upside Potential for Iron Ore Stocks - July 18 at 9:37 AM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Short Interest Update - July 18 at 7:18 AM logoVale's (VALE) "Hold" Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC - July 15 at 1:06 PM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Cowen and Company - July 15 at 8:14 AM logoInvestors Buy Large Volume of Vale Call Options (VALE) - July 15 at 7:16 AM logoEmerita Enters Into Agreements to Acquire the Salobro Zinc Project in Brazil - MarketWatch - July 14 at 9:40 AM logoVale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) Upgraded at BidaskClub - July 12 at 10:56 PM logoHas Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) Stock Finally Bottomed? - July 12 at 8:53 AM logoClarkson Capital Reiterates "Neutral" Rating for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) - July 12 at 7:15 AM logoHow China’s Steel Production Outlook Could Affect CLF - July 11 at 9:08 AM logoInvestors Buy Large Volume of Vale Put Options (NYSE:VALE) - July 7 at 7:06 AM logoEMERGING MARKETS-Brazil markets down on political woes; power utilities soar - Reuters - July 6 at 4:05 PM logoVale Stock Could Rally Back Into Double Digits - July 6 at 4:04 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) Will Announce Earnings of $0.14 Per Share - July 6 at 8:44 AM logoHow Will China’s Credit Growth Tightening Affect Iron Ore? - July 5 at 11:07 AM logo2 Reasons Miner BHP Has 23% Upside: Bernstein Upgrade - July 5 at 11:07 AM logoVALE S.A. (NYSE:VALE) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - July 4 at 10:02 AM logoWill China’s Steel Capacity Cuts Help Curb Production? - July 4 at 8:29 AM logoETFs with exposure to Vale SA : July 3, 2017 - July 4 at 8:29 AM logoIron Ore Impact: China’s Slowing Real Estate Growth - July 4 at 8:29 AM logoWhy China’s June Iron Ore Import Outlook Is Strong - July 3 at 8:06 AM logoVale to extend $76 million credit facility to Samarco | Reuters - Reuters - July 1 at 8:44 AM logoVale SA (VALE) Looks Bearish on Lingering Macro Headwinds - Nasdaq - July 1 at 8:44 AM logoVale to extend $76 mln credit facility to Samarco - June 29 at 9:11 PM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Presents At 10th Annual Brazil Equity Conference - Slideshow - June 29 at 4:08 PM logo3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) - June 29 at 12:34 PM logoBrazil's Vale shareholders approve conversion of shares - June 29 at 7:46 AM logoVale's cash generation dependent on ore price, CEO says - June 29 at 7:46 AM logoCredit Suisse Group Reiterates "$8.00" Price Target for Vale S.A. (VALE) - June 28 at 11:02 PM logoBrazil's Vale shareholders approve corporate reorganization - Reuters - June 28 at 2:14 AM logoBrazil's Vale shareholders approve corporate reorganization - June 28 at 2:14 AM logoTraders Purchase High Volume of VALE Call Options (VALE) - June 27 at 12:26 PM logoIron Ore Forecasts Cut as Morgan Stanley Flags Swelling Surplus - Bloomberg - June 26 at 11:58 PM logoVale's (VALE) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Deutsche Bank AG - June 25 at 10:38 AM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Upgraded at BidaskClub - June 24 at 3:04 PM logoHead-To-Head Review: VALE (VALE) vs. Trecora Resources (TREC) - June 24 at 8:15 AM logoETFs with exposure to Vale SA : June 22, 2017 - June 22 at 7:31 PM



Vale SA (VALE) Chart for Tuesday, July, 25, 2017

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