Key Considerations Before Investing in Vale (VALE)

Shares of Basic Materials sector company Vale moved -1.7% today, and are now trading at a price of $11.09. The Large-Cap stock's daily volume was 13,906,806 compared to its average volume of 26,541,775. The S&P 500 index returned a 0.0% performance.

20 analysts are following Vale and have set target prices ranging from $12.7 to $18.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At today's prices, VALE is trading -28.86% away from its average analyst target price of $15.59 per share.

Over the last year, VALE shares have gone down by -18.9%, which represents a difference of -43.3% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $16.08 per share and its 52 week low is $11.02. With average free cash flows of $12.12 Billion that have been growing at an average rate of 5.3% over the last 5 years, Vale declining stock performance may not be reflective of the quality of its underlying business.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2023 17,252,000 5,920,000 11,332,000 -14.9
2022 18,762,000 5,446,000 13,316,000 -35.5
2021 25,679,000 5,033,000 20,646,000 108.71
2020 14,322,000 4,430,000 9,892,000 17.68
2019 12,110,000 3,704,000 8,406,000 -7.8
2018 12,901,000 3,784,000 9,117,000
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