Market Analysts see Vale S.A. [VALE] falling to $17.50. Time to buy?

Vale S.A. [NYSE: VALE] traded at a low on 04/14/23, posting a -0.56 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $15.96. 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 results of the trading session contributed to over 21338598 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Vale S.A. stands at 2.38% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.20%.

The market cap for VALE stock reached $73.38 billion, with 4.53 billion shares outstanding and 3.89 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 22.55M shares, VALE reached a trading volume of 21338598 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus 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 $19.02 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 0.44, with the Price to Sales ratio for VALE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.60. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.90, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.10.

How has VALE stock performed recently?

Vale S.A. [VALE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.70. With this latest performance, VALE shares gained by 3.50% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 17.24% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -17.91% 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 51.31, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.50, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.35 for Vale S.A. [VALE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 16.25, while it was recorded at 16.01 for the last single week of trading, and 15.05 for the last 200 days.

Vale S.A. [VALE]: Deeper insight into the 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 Total Capital for VALE is now 33.34, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 32.34. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 45.38, with Return on Assets sitting at 18.08. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Vale S.A. [VALE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 35.45. Additionally, VALE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 26.17, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 14.63. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 34.09, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 25.16.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Vale S.A. [VALE] managed to generate an average of $1,334,646 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.11 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.48.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 analysis for Vale S.A. [VALE]

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 -11.32%.

Insider trade positions for Vale S.A. [VALE]

There are presently around $14,580 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 $2.04 billion in VALE stocks shares; and CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, currently with $1.53 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 Wednesday and at the time of the Wednesday reporting period, where 227 institutional holders increased their position in Vale S.A. [NYSE:VALE] by around 81,787,721 shares. Additionally, 239 investors decreased positions by around 147,864,975 shares, while 81 investors held positions by with 683,864,963 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 913,517,659 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VALE stock had 82 new institutional investments in for a total of 23,087,207 shares, while 52 institutional investors sold positions of 12,337,821 shares during the same period.


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