Exane BNP Paribas lifts Vale S.A. [VALE] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Vale S.A. [NYSE: VALE] loss -3.26% on the last trading session, reaching $21.35 price per share at the time. The company report on June 29, 2021 that VALE INVESTS $150 MILLION TO EXTEND LIFE OF MANITOBA OPERATIONS.

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Vale announced a $150 million CAD investment to extend current mining activities in Thompson, Manitoba by 10 years while aggressive exploration drilling of known orebodies holds the promise of mining well past 2040.

The Thompson Mine Expansion is a two-phase project. ’s announcement represents Phase 1 and includes critical infrastructure such as new ventilation raises and fans, increased backfill capacity and additional power distribution. The changes are forecast to improve current production by 30%.

Vale S.A. represents 5.13 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $115.53 billion with the latest information. VALE stock price has been found in the range of $21.135 to $21.61.

If compared to the average trading volume of 29.46M shares, VALE reached a trading volume of 25784864 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about 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 $24.44 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.

Exane BNP Paribas have made an estimate for Vale S.A. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on March 12, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on October 08, 2020, representing the official price target for Vale S.A. stock. On June 03, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for VALE shares from 13 to 12.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Vale S.A. is set at 0.60, with the Price to Sales ratio for VALE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.39. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.70, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.95. Price to Free Cash Flow for VALE in the course of the last twelve months was 13.31 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.60.

Trading performance analysis for VALE stock

Vale S.A. [VALE] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -4.35. With this latest performance, VALE shares gained by 1.28% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 22.08% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 93.70% 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 41.40, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 34.68, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.81 for Vale S.A. [VALE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 21.94, while it was recorded at 22.20 for the last single week of trading, and 17.50 for the last 200 days.

Vale S.A. [VALE]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Vale S.A. [VALE] shares currently have an operating margin of +35.89 and a Gross Margin at +51.83. Vale S.A.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.81.

Return on Total Capital for VALE is now 29.19, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 10.55. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 15.38, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.30. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Vale S.A. [VALE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 56.24. Additionally, VALE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 36.00, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 21.85. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 51.04, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 32.67.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Vale S.A. [VALE] managed to generate an average of $359,448 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.25 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.49.Vale S.A.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 2.00.

Vale S.A. [VALE]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 34.03%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Vale S.A. [VALE]

There are presently around $27,273 million, or 25.50% of VALE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VALE stocks are: CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS with ownership of 269,889,943, which is approximately 24.578% of the company’s market cap and around 38.50% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, holding 167,132,674 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.57 billion in VALE stocks shares; and CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, currently with $2.59 billion in VALE stock with ownership of nearly 8.297% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Vale S.A. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 250 institutional holders increased their position in Vale S.A. [NYSE:VALE] by around 191,452,619 shares. Additionally, 180 investors decreased positions by around 89,413,001 shares, while 44 investors held positions by with 996,551,019 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,277,416,639 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VALE stock had 100 new institutional investments in for a total of 17,537,034 shares, while 52 institutional investors sold positions of 27,115,691 shares during the same period.

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