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: $46.48349 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: 8.51
  • P/E Growth: -9.63
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $31.66 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.50
  • Book Value: $8.12 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.13
  • Annual Dividend: $0.28
  • Dividend Yield: 3.1%
  • EBIDTA: $14.38 billion
  • Net Margins: 14.60%
  • Return on Equity: 16.32%
  • Return on Assets: 6.38%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.89%
  • Current Ratio: 1.90%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.59%
  • Average Volume: 27.67 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.52
  • Short Ratio: 3.74
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. 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 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, April, 27th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.07. The firm earned $8.52 billion during the quarter. Vale S.A. had a return on equity of 16.32% and a net margin of 14.60%. View Vale S.A.'s Earnings History.

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

17 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Vale S.A.'s shares. Their predictions range from $6.20 to $14.20. On average, they anticipate Vale S.A.'s stock price to reach $9.31 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 in the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 97,666,661 shares, an increase of 6.6% from the June 15th total of 91,620,675 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 26,839,755 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.6 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Pacific Heights Asset Management LLC (0.01%), Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A. (0.01%), Mandatum Life Insurance Co Ltd (0.00%), Creative Planning (0.00%), Exane Derivatives (0.00%) and Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC (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 Exane Derivatives, Cornerstone Financial Partners LLC and 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A., Creative Planning, Virtu Financial LLC and Union Bankshares Corp. 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 $9.19.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Vale S.A. (NYSE VALE)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  389 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  556 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  945
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: $9.31 (1.32% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Vale S.A. (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 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
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:3.05%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:31.11% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
25.93% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
25.93% (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 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 logoVale: The Problem S11D Has Created - June 22 at 2:30 PM



Vale S.A. (VALE) Chart for Tuesday, July, 25, 2017

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