News stories about Vale (NYSE:VALE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vale earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.1563450615923 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) (finance.yahoo.com)
- Vale Reaches Analyst Target Price – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Analytics for Quant Score Drive Upgrade of Vale SA (VALE) to Buy … – Investorplace.com (investorplace.com)
- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) a Buy on Healthy Earnings Visibility (investorplace.com)
- Today’s Hot Mover: Vale SA (NYSE: VALE) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
VALE has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of Vale in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded Vale from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $11.00 to $14.50 in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Santander upgraded Vale from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. BidaskClub lowered Vale from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $11.70 price target on shares of Vale in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.08.
Vale (NYSE VALE) traded up $0.05 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $12.23. The company had a trading volume of 13,083,510 shares, compared to its average volume of 23,710,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $64,180.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.83 and a beta of 1.58. Vale has a 52-week low of $7.47 and a 52-week high of $12.30. The company has a quick ratio of 1.47, a current ratio of 1.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52.
Vale (NYSE:VALE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The basic materials company reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.15. Vale had a return on equity of 19.02% and a net margin of 15.25%. The firm had revenue of $9.05 billion for the quarter. sell-side analysts anticipate that Vale will post 1.21 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently announced a None dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 22nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 26th will be paid a $0.098 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 22nd. Vale’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 26.77%.
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Vale Company Profile
Vale SA is a global producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets, key raw materials for steelmaking, and producer of nickel. The Company also produces copper, metallurgical and thermal coal, potash, phosphates and other fertilizer nutrients, manganese ore, ferroalloys, platinum group metals, gold, silver and cobalt.
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