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How to buy Vale S-A stock

Learn how to easily invest in Vale S-A stock.

Vale S.A.
- $0.09 ( - 0.56%)

Vale S.A. is an other industrial metals & mining business based in the US. Vale S-A shares (VALE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vale S-A employs 74,316 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Vale S-A stock price (NYSE: VALE)

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Vale S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-24.
Latest market close$15.31
52-week range$11.16 - $20.97
50-day moving average $13.60
200-day moving average $17.70
Wall St. target price$17.90
PE ratio 4.4428
Dividend yield $2.7 (17.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.45

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Vale S-A price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.31 from 2022-01-24

1 week (2022-01-18) -1.29%
1 month (2021-12-23) 10.06%
3 months (2021-10-25) 10.14%
6 months (2021-07-23) -30.25%
1 year (2021-01-25) -9.68%
2 years (2020-01-24) 19.24%
3 years (2019-01-25) 12.08%
5 years (2017-01-25) 42.02%

Is Vale S-A stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Vale S-A stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vale S-A's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Vale S-A's P/E ratio

Vale S-A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Vale S-A shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Vale S-A's PEG ratio

Vale S-A's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 14.5376. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Vale S-A's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Vale S-A's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $190.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Vale S-A's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Vale S-A financials

Revenue TTM $302.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 53.66%
Gross profit TTM $109.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 21.95%
Return on equity TTM 50.91%
Profit margin 31.65%
Book value $37.06
Market capitalisation $75.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Vale S-A share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 48.66% of net profits

Recently Vale S-A has paid out, on average, around 48.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 17.33% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Vale S-A shareholders could enjoy a 17.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Vale S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $2.7 per share.

While Vale S-A's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Vale S-A may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Vale S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 7 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Vale S-A's shares ever split?

Vale S-A's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 September 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Vale S-A shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vale S-A shares which in turn could have impacted Vale S-A's share price.

Vale S-A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vale S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.16 up to $20.9746. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VALE.US volatility(beta: 0.68)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Vale S-A's is 0.6823. This would suggest that Vale S-A's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Vale S-A overview

Vale S. A. , together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells iron ore and iron ore pellets for use as raw materials in steelmaking in Brazil and internationally. The company operates through Ferrous Minerals, Base Metals, and Coal segments. The Ferrous Minerals segment produces and extracts iron ore and pellets, manganese, ferroalloys, and other ferrous products; and provides related logistic services. The Base Metals segment produces and extracts nickel and its by-products, such as copper, gold, silver, cobalt, precious metals, and others. The Coal segment is involved in the extraction of metallurgical and thermal coal; and provides related logistic services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Vale S-A is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.014% of Vale S-A shares are held by insiders and 24.954% by institutions.
How many people work for Vale S-A?
Latest data suggests 74,316 work at Vale S-A.
When does the fiscal year end for Vale S-A?
Vale S-A's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Vale S-A based?
Vale S-A's address is: Praia de Botafogo 186, Rio De Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 22250-145
What is Vale S-A's ISIN number?
Vale S-A's international securities identification number is: US91912E1055
What is Vale S-A's CUSIP number?
Vale S-A's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 91912E105

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