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Vale S.A. (VALE) Stock: Analyzing the Quarterly Movement

In the past week, VALE stock has gone up by 8.00%, with a monthly gain of 17.06% and a quarterly surge of 2.33%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.37%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 1.82% for Vale S.A. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 8.80% for VALE stock, with a simple moving average of -2.55% for the last 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) Right Now?

Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.68x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for VALE is 0.89. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 13 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 rating it as “overweight,” 7 rating it as “hold,” and 2 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price predicted by analysts for VALE is $16.62, which is $1.82 above the current price. The public float for VALE is 4.11B and currently, short sellers hold a 1.27% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of VALE on September 15, 2023 was 20.50M shares.

VALE) stock’s latest price update

The stock of Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) has decreased by -0.17 when compared to last closing price of 14.40. Despite this, the company has experienced a 8.00% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. InvestorPlace reported 2023-09-12 that The S&P 500 index has trended higher by 16% for year-to-date. The rally has been more pronounced in growth stocks.

Analysts’ Opinion of VALE

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for VALE stocks, with JP Morgan repeating the rating for VALE by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for VALE in the upcoming period, according to JP Morgan is $16 based on the research report published on September 01, 2023 of the current year 2023.

VALE Trading at 7.43% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought VALE to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -23.32% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.82%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.37%, as shares surge +16.91% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +9.98% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, VALE rose by +8.83%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -4.52% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $13.32. In addition, Vale S.A. saw -12.74% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Stock Fundamentals for VALE

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +40.96 for the present operating margin
  • +44.59 for the gross margin

The net margin for Vale S.A. stands at +38.01. The total capital return value is set at 33.34, while invested capital returns managed to touch 32.34. Equity return is now at value 30.60, with 12.80 for asset returns.

Based on Vale S.A. (VALE), the company’s capital structure generated 35.45 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 26.17. Total debt to assets is 14.63, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 34.09. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 25.16.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.76, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.14. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.11 and the total asset turnover is 0.48. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.12.


In conclusion, Vale S.A. (VALE) has seen better performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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