Vale (VALE) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about Vale (NYSE:VALE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vale earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 44.9329393540321 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have issued reports on VALE shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vale from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Macquarie raised shares of Vale from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. BMO Capital Markets set a $11.00 price target on shares of Vale and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of Vale in a report on Monday, September 25th. They issued a “weight” rating for the company. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $15.00 target price on shares of Vale and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.51.

Vale (NYSE:VALE) opened at $13.45 on Friday. Vale has a fifty-two week low of $7.47 and a fifty-two week high of $13.46. The company has a current ratio of 1.86, a quick ratio of 1.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. The stock has a market cap of $70,670.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.27, a P/E/G ratio of 0.97 and a beta of 1.59.

Vale (NYSE:VALE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The basic materials company reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.15. Vale had a net margin of 26.25% and a return on equity of 21.71%. The company had revenue of $9.05 billion during the quarter. analysts forecast that Vale will post 1.24 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a None dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 22nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 26th will be issued a $0.098 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 22nd. Vale’s payout ratio is 25.95%.

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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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