Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) saw an upside of 0.76% to close Friday at $14.57 after adding $0.11 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 32,808,699 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $14.85 in the past week. An average of 39,664,746 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 31,576,717.
VALE’s 1-month performance is -19.28% or -$3.41 on its low of $13.51 reached on 10/06/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $10.30 and high of $23.17, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/25/21. YTD, VALE has lost -12.32% or -$2.19. However, the current price is down -37.13%% from the 52-week high price.
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The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 281.75 and a low of 4.184. VALE stock has a beta of 1.18. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.39 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.97, with the price to cash flow ratio at 5.67.
Vale S.A. pays an annual dividend of $3.01 per share. Its dividend yield is 20.66% and the payout ratio is 244.90%. VALE’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Oct. 8, when it paid $0.6840 a share compared with prior rate of $1.8803, down -174.9% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend decrease of $1.1963 reported on Saturday September 18 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 3.49% yearly.
Vale S.A.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.40, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.80 meaning that VALE stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.31, while the total debt to equity was 0.33. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 61.70%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 43.89% while for the period ending June 29; Vale S.A.’s operating margin was 42.50%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $20.98 billion against revenue of $40.02 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected VALE to announce $1.5 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.49, representing a -0.70% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $10.56 billion. VALE stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 54.36 billion, with total debt at $96.73 billion
Let’s look briefly at Vale S.A. (VALE) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 41.53% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 38.13%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $14.14, reflecting a +2.61% or $0.37 change from its current price. VALE is currently trading -19.19% above its 20-day SMA, -33.47% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -36.29% and -13.27% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 24.83% and 15.40% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.57. The RSI (14) points at 35.62%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 31.09% with the period’s ATR at 0.59. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.29 and -0.13 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE), Exane BNP Paribas upgraded it to a Neutral rating. They previously had an Underperform rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for VALE stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate VALE as a “sell,”, while 5 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 2 rates the stock as overweight while 12 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is VALE’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $15.00 and a high of $30.98, with their median price target at $20.20. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Vale S.A. (VALE) stock is $21.48.