Date: May 18, 2018

Media stories about Vale (NYSE:VALE) have trended positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Vale earned a news sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.3957332493456 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

NYSE VALE traded up $0.19 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $14.08. The company had a trading volume of 19,284,665 shares, compared to its average volume of 18,947,232. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 1.13. The firm has a market capitalization of $73,464.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.43 and a beta of 1.63. Vale has a fifty-two week low of $7.47 and a fifty-two week high of $14.67.

Vale (NYSE:VALE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The basic materials company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $9.17 billion for the quarter. Vale had a net margin of 13.53% and a return on equity of 14.68%. sell-side analysts expect that Vale will post 1.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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