Vale S.A. [VALE] stock Downgrade by JP Morgan analyst, price target now $17.50

Vale S.A. [NYSE: VALE] closed the trading session at $15.79 on 03/17/23. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $15.635, while the highest price level was $15.85. The company report on December 13, 2022 that STEADRIGHT ANNOUNCES NEW EXPERIENCED CRITICAL MINERALS BOARD MEMBER.

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.”.

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The stocks have a year to date performance of -6.95 percent and weekly performance of -2.53 percent. The stock has been moved at 21.41 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -7.39 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -3.78 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 22.26M shares, VALE reached to a volume of 33367468 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say 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 $19.15 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 2.40. 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.

JP Morgan have made an estimate for Vale S.A. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on February 09, 2023. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, RBC Capital Mkts dropped their target price from $16 to $15. The new note on the price target was released on February 06, 2023, representing the official price target for Vale S.A. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Vale S.A. is set at 0.48, with the Price to Sales ratio for VALE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.64. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.00, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.07.

VALE stock trade performance evaluation

Vale S.A. [VALE] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.53. With this latest performance, VALE shares dropped by -7.39% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 21.41% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -8.81% 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 38.48, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 37.36, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 40.77 for Vale S.A. [VALE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.25, while it was recorded at 15.76 for the last single week of trading, and 15.12 for the last 200 days.

Vale S.A. [VALE]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Vale S.A. [VALE] shares currently have an operating margin of +40.96 and a Gross Margin at +44.59. Vale S.A.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +38.01.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 45.38, with Return on Assets sitting at 18.08.

Vale S.A.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Vale S.A. [VALE] stock

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 -11.28%.

Vale S.A. [VALE]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $14,976 million, or 21.40% 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 136,193,245, which is approximately 3.489% of the company’s market cap and around 38.50% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, holding 128,003,693 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.02 billion in VALE stocks shares; and CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, currently with $1.52 billion in VALE stock with ownership of nearly -4.952% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Vale S.A. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Thursday and at the time of the Thursday reporting period, where 233 institutional holders increased their position in Vale S.A. [NYSE:VALE] by around 115,810,050 shares. Additionally, 240 investors decreased positions by around 114,816,438 shares, while 80 investors held positions by with 717,818,321 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 948,444,809 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VALE stock had 87 new institutional investments in for a total of 23,195,052 shares, while 52 institutional investors sold positions of 12,302,499 shares during the same period.


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