(VIANEWS) – Shares of VALE (NYSE: VALE) jumped by a staggering 15.83% in 7 days from $12.84 to $14.87 at 15:06 EST on Wednesday, after five sequential sessions in a row of gains. NYSE is falling 0.49% to $14,249.35, after two sequential sessions in a row of gains.

VALE’s last close was $14.64, 31.24% below its 52-week high of $21.29.

About VALE

Together with its subsidiaries Vale S.A. produces and sells ironore and ironore pellets to be used in steelmaking both in Brazil and abroad. Ferrous Minerals, and Base Metals are the segments that make up the company. Ferrous Minerals produces ferrous minerals, such as iron ore pellets and ferroalloys. It also provides logistical services. Base Metals produces and extracts nickel, along with its byproducts such as cobalt and precious metals. The former name of the company was Companhia Vale Do Rio Doce. In May 2009, Vale S.A. took over. Vale S.A. was established in 1942. It is located in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, VALE has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.02.

PE Ratio

VALE has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 7.37. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $7.37 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 50.59%.


Today’s last reported volume for VALE is 35055988 which is 1.48% below its average volume of 34908700.

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