What Are The Risk Factors For Vale S.A. (VALE)?

As of Thursday close, Vale S.A.’s (NYSE:VALE) stock was down -$0.56, moving down -3.87 percent to $13.92. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 39,965,039 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$2.34 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 33,237,320, while in the previous 50 days, it was 35,836,574.

Since last month, VALE stock retreated -19.12%. Shares of the company fell to $13.85 on 06/23/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $23.17 was reached on 04/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $11.16. Since the beginning of this year, VALE’s stock price has dropped by -0.71% or -$0.10, and marked a new high 22 times. However, the stock has declined by -39.94% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Right now, Vale S.A. (VALE) has a P/E ratio of about 2.76. The stock’s beta is 1.01. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.35, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.90, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 29.67 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.718020 per share was paid out, which is 4.97% more than last year’s $0.6840. On Tuesday March 1 2022, a $0.034020 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Vale S.A.’s quick ratio stood at 1.00, while its current ratio was 1.30, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.34, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.37. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 58.70% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 48.60%. Based on annual data, VALE earned $32.77 billion in gross profit and brought in $54.5 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 43.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 59.80%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected Vale S.A. to report $0.85 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.93 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 9.40%. During the quarter, the company generated $6.21 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Vale S.A. were 54.66 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $88.23 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Vale S.A.’s (VALE) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 34.32%, the RSI 9-day stood at 19.06% on 23 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Vale S.A. price is down by -14.39% percent or -$2.34. At present, VALE shares trade -20.14% below its 20-day simple moving average and -10.65% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -30.43% below its SMA50 and -25.60% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 2.98% and Stochastic coefficient D was 3.35%, while ATR was 0.67. Given the Stochastic reading of 1.42% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 26.67%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.01, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.99.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies upgraded its rating on Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) to a Buy in a note to investors on June 07, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Hold rating on the stock.


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