Vale S.A. [VALE] is 4.59% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Vale S.A. [NYSE: VALE] stock went on a downward path that fall over -3.79% on Monday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 0.17%. The company report on May 8, 2020 that Two Northern Ontario Organizations Amongst Winners of COVID-19 Challenge.

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On April 3, the Vale COVID-19 challenge was launched in Canada to help propel innovative COVID-19 solutions developed by companies, startups, institutions, universities or professionals into the marketplace by offering financial support of up to USD $1M.

A total of nearly 1,800 solutions were submitted globally, of which over 300 came from within Canada. All solutions were carefully reviewed by a select group of employees as well as external partners and supporters, which, in Canada, included:.

Over the last 12 months, VALE stock rose by 56.16%. The one-year Vale S.A. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 14.65. The average equity rating for VALE stock is currently 2.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $91.25 billion, with 5.13 billion shares outstanding and 4.21 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 30.42M shares, VALE stock reached a trading volume of 42999176 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Vale S.A. [VALE]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VALE shares is $20.54 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on VALE stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Itau BBA have made an estimate for Vale S.A. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Market Perform, with their previous recommendation back on October 08, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on June 05, 2020, representing the official price target for Vale S.A. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $13 to $12, while UBS kept a Buy rating on VALE stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Vale S.A. is set at 0.62, with the Price to Sales ratio for VALE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.90. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.51, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.79. Price to Free Cash Flow for VALE in the course of the last twelve months was 40.11 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.20.

VALE Stock Performance Analysis:

Vale S.A. [VALE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.17. With this latest performance, VALE shares gained by 0.34% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 56.71% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 56.16% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for VALE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 51.61, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 49.71, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.28 for Vale S.A. [VALE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.34, while it was recorded at 17.93 for the last single week of trading, and 12.71 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Vale S.A. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Vale S.A. [VALE] shares currently have an operating margin of +19.49 and a Gross Margin at +42.49. Vale S.A.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -4.49.

Return on Total Capital for VALE is now 12.47, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -2.91. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -4.02, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.88. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Vale S.A. [VALE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 42.98. Additionally, VALE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 30.06, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 18.78. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 39.89, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 27.90.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Vale S.A. [VALE] managed to generate an average of -$93,767 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.81 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.42.Vale S.A.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Vale S.A. posted -0.12/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.38/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -131.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for VALE. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Vale S.A. go to 1.30%.

Vale S.A. [VALE] Insider Position Details

The top three institutional holders of VALE stocks are: MONEDA S.A. ADMINISTRADORA GENERAL DE FONDOS with ownership of 21,137,899,080, which is approximately 861635.198% of the company’s market cap and around 38.50% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, holding 216,643,673 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.8 billion in VALE stocks shares; and CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, currently with $2.21 billion in VALE stock with ownership of nearly 28.977% of the company’s market capitalization.

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