VALE S.A. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 17, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.4366 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 07,
2013. Shareholders who purchased VALE stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an -25.81% decrease from the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of VALE was $16.39,
representing a -30.37% decrease from the 52 week high of $23.54 and
a 3.93% increase over the 52 week low of $15.77.
VALE is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes
companies such as BHP Billiton Limited (
) and Rio Tinto Plc (
). VALE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.07. Zacks Investment Research reports VALE's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -3.69%, compared to an
industry average of -20.2%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to VALE through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VALE as a top-10 holding:
- EGShares Emerging Markets Metals & Mining ETF (
- iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Materials Sector Index Fund (
- Guggenheim BRIC ETF (
- N/A (BRIL)
- Market Vectors Steel Index ETF Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is EEB with an decrease of
-2.17% over the last 100 days. EMT has the highest percent
weighting of VALE at 9.73%.