Market cap of Vale S.A. [VALE] reaches 86.58B – now what?

Vale S.A. [NYSE: VALE] price surged by 0.28 percent to reach at $0.05. The company report on December 13, 2022 that STEADRIGHT ANNOUNCES NEW EXPERIENCED CRITICAL MINERALS BOARD MEMBER.

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Steadright’s CEO John Morgan commented, “Mr. Rochon is an invaluable asset to Steadright’s team as we continue to build the company. I am excited to work on the highly encouraging historical critical mineral results that is being navigated by Robert Palkovits, V.P. of Exploration and his team of world class professionals. We are very excited to have a board member as experienced as Mr. Rochon come onboard to help us rapidly advance our goals of exploring for a better tomorrow.”.

A sum of 20679434 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 35.03M shares. Vale S.A. shares reached a high of $18.175 and dropped to a low of $18.00 until finishing in the latest session at $18.12.

The one-year VALE stock forecast points to a potential upside of 2.05. The average equity rating for VALE stock is currently 2.30, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

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 $18.50 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 2.30. 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Vale S.A. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on December 09, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on November 23, 2022, representing the official price target for Vale S.A. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $15 to $16, while RBC Capital Mkts kept a Outperform rating on VALE stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Vale S.A. is set at 0.43, with the Price to Sales ratio for VALE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.92. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.37, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.14.

VALE Stock Performance Analysis:

Vale S.A. [VALE] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.41. With this latest performance, VALE shares gained by 12.55% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 48.48% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 14.80% 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 65.08, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.57, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 63.61 for Vale S.A. [VALE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 16.41, while it was recorded at 18.13 for the last single week of trading, and 15.18 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 +54.03 and a Gross Margin at +59.50. Vale S.A.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +45.55.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 70.71, with Return on Assets sitting at 27.36.

Vale S.A.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.


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 -9.34%.

Vale S.A. [VALE] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $17,129 million, or 21.40% of VALE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VALE stocks are: CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS with ownership of 140,904,348, which is approximately -2.251% of the company’s market cap and around 38.50% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, holding 131,601,408 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.38 billion in VALE stocks shares; and CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, currently with $1.83 billion in VALE stock with ownership of nearly -14.569% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Vale S.A. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 241 institutional holders increased their position in Vale S.A. [NYSE:VALE] by around 69,894,997 shares. Additionally, 216 investors decreased positions by around 113,523,730 shares, while 75 investors held positions by with 761,873,642 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 945,292,369 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VALE stock had 59 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,003,348 shares, while 61 institutional investors sold positions of 12,270,661 shares during the same period.


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