Vale S.A. Company Profile (NYSE:VALE)

About Vale S.A. (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: $51.53 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 5,153,375,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $9.54
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $9.23
  • 52 Week Range: $4.86 - $11.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.29
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.82
  • P/E Growth: -10.71
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $32.49 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.59
  • Book Value: $8.23 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.22
  • Annual Dividend: $0.28
  • Dividend Yield: 2.9%
  • EBIDTA: $14.7 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: 27.26 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.55
  • 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. announced 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 yield of 5.8%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 24th. This is a positive change 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) released its earnings results on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.01. The company 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?

16 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Vale S.A.'s shares. Their predictions range from $7.00 to $14.20. On average, they anticipate Vale S.A.'s stock price to reach $9.40 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Vale S.A..

What are analysts saying about Vale S.A. stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Vale S.A. 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 S.A.?

Vale S.A. saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 83,506,500 shares, an increase of 4.3% from the July 14th total of 87,293,363 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 30,304,906 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.8 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 a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Silchester International Investors LLP (1.32%), Capital Growth Management LP (0.37%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.21%), Balyasny Asset Management LLC (0.09%), Trilogy Global Advisors LP (0.07%) and Horseman Capital Management Ltd (0.06%). 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 GLG Partners LP, Silchester International Investors LLP, Horseman Capital Management Ltd, Numeric Investors LLC, FIL Ltd, Exane Derivatives, American Century Companies Inc. and Bridgewater Associates LP. 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 Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Trilogy Global Advisors LP, Key Group Holdings Cayman LTD., NINE MASTS CAPITAL Ltd, Employees Retirement System of Texas, State of Wisconsin Investment Board and Cetera Investment Advisers. 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 $10.00.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Vale S.A. (NYSE VALE)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  407 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  568 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  975
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, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $9.40 (6.03% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/8/2017BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$8.00MediumView Rating Details
7/28/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaSet Price TargetHold$11.00HighView Rating Details
7/28/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHoldLowView 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
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 8/23/2015 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
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:2.80%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:40.58% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
26.92% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
35.90% (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 S.A. (VALE) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - August 23 at 3:32 AM logoTheStreet Lowers Vale S.A. (VALE) to C+ - August 19 at 7:08 AM logoInvestors Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Vale SA (VALE) - August 19 at 1:32 AM logoValeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) Stock Is a Gamble You Can Win - August 18 at 10:21 AM logoCopper Breaks the Shackles of the $6,000 Price Level: What’s Next? - August 18 at 8:26 AM logoWhy Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) Stock Is Higher Today - August 17 at 11:41 AM logoVale's Novo Mercado listing could come as early as this year - Reuters - August 16 at 1:43 AM logoUPDATE 1-Vale gauges how to speed listing in strictest Brazil market - Reuters - August 16 at 1:43 AM logoVale gauges how to speed listing in strictest Brazil market - Reuters - August 16 at 1:43 AM logoQuestion China Growth, But 30% Upside For Rio Tinto: RBC "Downgrade" - August 15 at 8:41 PM logoVale's Novo Mercado listing could come as early as this year - August 15 at 7:59 AM logoVale works to speed up listing in strictest Brazil market - August 15 at 7:59 AM logoWhat Rio Tinto’s Balance Sheet Means for Future Growth - August 14 at 8:08 AM logoWhy Vale Is Aiming for Lower Debt than Its Stated Target - August 11 at 3:43 PM logoWhat Analysts Recommend for Vale - August 11 at 3:43 PM logoWhat Would It Take for Vale to Close Valuation Gap versus Peers? - August 11 at 3:43 PM logoVale reaches mininum threshold for voluntary share conversion - Reuters - August 11 at 1:37 AM logoVale investors overwhelmingly join share conversion plan - August 11 at 1:37 AM logoBehind Rio’s Tinto’s Stock Outlook after a 52-Week High - August 10 at 8:35 PM logoVale reaches mininum threshold for voluntary share conversion - August 10 at 8:35 PM logoBrazil's Vale sells two large ore carriers for $178 mln - August 10 at 3:31 PM logoThese Factors Could Affect Vale Stock in 2H17 - August 10 at 3:31 PM logo2 Top Nickel Stocks to Buy in 2017 - August 10 at 3:31 PM logoWhat’s Vale’s Base Metals Outlook? - August 10 at 3:31 PM logo5 Best Platinum Stocks to Buy Right Now -- The Motley Fool - Motley Fool - August 10 at 9:20 AM logoBrazil's Vale sells two large ore carriers for $178 million - Reuters - Reuters - August 10 at 9:20 AM logoVale CFO Siani sees share conversion plan luring more global investors - Reuters - August 10 at 9:20 AM logoWhat’s the Outlook for Vale’s Iron Ore Division? - August 10 at 9:20 AM logoIs Vale on Track for Improvement in Its Coal Division? - August 10 at 9:20 AM logoVale Targeted by Extortionist Couple in Iron-Rich Amazon - August 9 at 8:50 AM logoChina Trade Data Hurts Miners: Why Vale Could Fall 22% - August 9 at 8:50 AM logoBMO Capital Markets Reiterates "$8.00" Price Target for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) - August 8 at 6:26 PM logoBrazil suspends murder trial in Samarco disaster over possible illegal evidence - Reuters - August 8 at 8:02 AM logoVale Targeted by Extortionist Couple in Iron-Rich Amazon - Bloomberg - August 8 at 8:02 AM logoCliffs Natural Resources Stock: Impact of Seaborne Iron Ore - August 7 at 8:03 AM logoVale Opening Door to Stock-Market Return After Nine-Year Hiatus - Bloomberg - August 4 at 3:47 PM logoZacks Industry Outlook Highlights: BHP Billiton Limited, Freeport-McMoRan, Vale and Rio Tinto - August 4 at 3:47 PM logoVale CFO Sees More Normalized China Iron Ore Demand - August 4 at 9:38 AM logoBrazil's Vale calls 'speculative' news it plans to buy stake in Samarco - Reuters - August 2 at 8:24 AM logoValeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) Stock Is on Breakdown Watch - July 31 at 3:28 PM logoVale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest - July 31 at 7:02 AM
News IconThese 10 'Game of Thrones' characters disappeared, but could come back in a major way this season - July 31 at 6:55 AM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.25 Per Share - July 30 at 12:20 PM logoWatch Savannah's daughter Vale show off her adorable dance moves - July 30 at 7:06 AM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Given a $11.00 Price Target by Royal Bank Of Canada Analysts - July 29 at 9:54 AM logoVale's (VALE) CEO Murilo Ferreira on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - July 29 at 8:20 AM logoVale Reverses Course, Climbs On Q2 Earnings - July 29 at 8:20 AM logoVale Sees Unusually High Options Volume (VALE) - July 29 at 7:00 AM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.01 EPS - July 28 at 11:53 PM logoVale S.A. (VALE) Earns "Hold" Rating from Jefferies Group LLC - July 28 at 3:36 PM



Vale S.A. (VALE) Chart for Wednesday, August, 23, 2017

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