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How to buy Vale S-A stock in Canada | $20.7

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Vale S-A is an other industrial metals & mining business based in the US. Vale S-A stocks (VALE.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $20.7 – a decrease of 1.76% over the previous week. Vale S-A employs 74,316 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $246.6 billion.

How to buy Vale S-A stock in Canada

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: VALE in this case.
  5. Research Vale S-A stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Vale S-A stocks. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Vale S-A's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Vale S-A's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $20.7, which is 44.83% up on its pre-crash value of $11.42 and 218.95% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $6.49.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Vale S-A stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $552.92 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,739.42.

Vale S-A stock price

Use our graph to track the performance of VALE stocks over time.

Vale S-A stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-09.
Latest market close$20.7
52-week range$9.2242 - $23.02
50-day moving average $21.0871
200-day moving average $18.2279
Wall St. target price$24.08
PE ratio 10.2047
Dividend yield $1.19 (30.48%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.174

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Is it a good time to buy Vale S-A stock?

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Vale S-A price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $20.7

1 week (2021-06-02) -8.69%
1 month (2021-05-12) -4.48%
3 months (2021-03-12) 17.48%
6 months (2020-12-11) 22.78%
1 year (2020-06-12) 94.73%
2 years (2019-06-12) 56.46%
3 years (2018-06-12) 48.28%
5 years (2016-06-10) 369.39%

Is Vale S-A under- or over-valued?

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 10x. In other words, Vale S-A stocks trade at around 10x 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 stocks 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 0.6034. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks 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 stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Vale S-A's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$146.7 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 USD$246.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 52.82%
Gross profit TTM USD$109.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 17.41%
Return on equity TTM 29.06%
Profit margin 22.83%
Book value $40.439
Market capitalisation USD$113.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Vale S-A stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "VALE.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 63.9 million Vale S-A stocks held short by investors – that's known as Vale S-A's "short interest". This figure is 3.7% down from 66.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Vale S-A stocks can be evaluated.

Vale S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Vale S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vale S-A stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vale S-A stocks traded daily (recently around 29.9 million). Vale S-A's SIR currently stands at 2.14. In other words for every 100,000 Vale S-A stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2140 stocks are currently held short.

However Vale S-A's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vale S-A stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Vale S-A stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vale S-A's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Vale S-A stocks in existence, roughly 10 stocks are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Vale S-A stocks, roughly 0 stocks are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Vale S-A.

Find out more about how you can short Vale S-A stock.

Vale S-A stock dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 36.8% of net profits

Recently Vale S-A has paid out, on average, around 36.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.42% 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 5.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Vale S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $1.19 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 21 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 4 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Vale S-A stocks ever split?

Vale S-A stocks 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 stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Vale S-A stocks which in turn could have impacted Vale S-A's stock price.

Vale S-A stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vale S-A's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $9.2242 up to $23.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VALE.US volatility(beta: 0.56)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Vale S-A's is 0.5647. This would suggest that Vale S-A's stocks 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. It also offers platinum group metals. The company was formerly known as Companhia Vale do Rio Doce and changed its name to Vale S.A. in May 2009. Vale S.A. was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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