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Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) closed its last session at $10.04. The stock traded within a range of $ 9.96 and $10.16. The company operates in the Basic Materials sector with a market capitalization of 52.61 Million. Trading volume for Vale S.A. was 30.21 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) has an average volume of 29.1 Million.

Company Profile

Vale SA is a mining company engaged in the mining of iron ore and pellets, nickel, manganese and ferro-alloys, gold, nickel, copper, kaolin, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, and potash. It operates logistics systems in Brazil, including railroads, maritime terminals and a port. Vale SA is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Analyst Views

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) received a Buy rating from 2 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 2 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) touched its 1-Year High price of $11.72 on 09/07/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $ 6.59 on 11/04/16.

EPS & Financials

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.4/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.33/Share by a difference of $0.07. This showed a surprise of 21.2% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 7 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.2/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.3/share and a low EPS of $0.04/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $8.2 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 8.75 Billion and 7.76 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with LOW volatility. Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) has a 20-Day average volume of 28.63 Million. According to today’s trading volume Vale S.A. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 38.5 Percent and Institutional ownership of 13 Percent. The return on assets stands at 4.6%, Return on Equity currently is 11.4% and the Return on Investment value is 5%.

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) gross margin percentage stands at 40.5% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 28.4 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 15 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.69% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.92 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 5.68 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 36.1 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 28.4%. The return on invested capital is at 5%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 10.58.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 5.68%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 36.1% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.