After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Vale S.A. (VALE) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.10, or -0.70%, to $14.10. The Vale S.A. has recorded 65,023 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that STEADRIGHT ANNOUNCES NEW EXPERIENCED CRITICAL MINERALS BOARD MEMBER.
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VALE belongs to the Basic Materials sector of the NYSE while operating in the Other Industrial Metals & Mining industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $14.20 and fluctuated between $14.43 as its day high and $14.06 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Vale S.A. is $64.49B. A total of 9.66 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 24.03M shares.
Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Vale S.A. pays an annual dividend of $1.09, resulting in a dividend yield of 7.67%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 4.45. VALE’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/14/2023 when it declared a $0.3542 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/29/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/13/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 12/13/2022. The VALE stock dividend was $0.0474 per share in cash.
While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for VALE in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $18.64 with high estimates of $25.50 and low estimates of $13.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VALE has a high of $19.31 and a low of $11.68.
As of this writing, VALE has an earnings estimate of $0.67 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 9 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.8 per share and a lower estimate of $0.53. The company reported an EPS of $0.82 in the last quarter, which was 34.40% higher than expectations of $0.61.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. VALE’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $11.90B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $17.20B in debt and $15.20B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $8.56, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $35.31B.
There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 27 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for VALE is Sell with a score of 4.00. A total of 12 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 12 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.