Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) traded at $11.84 at last check on Tuesday, Sep 15, making an upward move of 0.77% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $11.75 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0.93 with the day’s price range being $11.77 – 12.08. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 51.03. In terms of its 52-week price range, VALE has a high of $13.67 and a low of $6.49. The company’s stock has gained about 4.5% over that past 30 days.

Vale has a market cap of $58.97 Billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report in Aug. With its Forward Dividend at 0.52 and a yield of 4.39%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the VALE stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.68, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $1.59 for 2020 and $2.05 for next year. These figures represent 0.42% and at 0.29% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $11.45 Billion, with a low of $11.2 Billion and a high of $11.69 Billion. The median projection represents growth adding up to 12.1% compared to sales earnings for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecasts for 2020 are expected to hit $34.63 Billion, or -7.8% down from figures reported last year.

There have been 1 upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the VALE stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Buy.

Based on estimates by 22 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 1 have rated the Vale S.A. (VALE) stock as a Hold, while 21 rate it as a Buy. None analysts rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas none suggests the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Buy and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the VALE stock currently stands at 39.26, and the current price level is 4.8% off its SMA20 and 4.63% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 58.31 while the volatility over the past week is 2.56% and jumps to 2.73% over the past one month. The beta value is 0.93, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.37. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $15.21, with the estimates having a low of $13 and a high of $19. These price ends are 9.8% and +60.47% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +26.69% if the VALE share price touches on the median price of $15.

Coming back to Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 27.05 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 30.07 Million. Current shares outstanding are 5.13 Billion.

According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 0.08% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 19.29%. The data shows that short shares as of August 30, 2020, stood at 42.34 Million at a short ratio of 2.26. This represents a 1.2% Short interest in Shares outstanding on August 30, 2020. Shares short rose in August from the previous month at 34.16 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock -10.3% down in year-to-date price movement.