VALE S.A. ( VALE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 15, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.194047 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 07, 2015. Shareholders who purchased VALE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -52.38% decrease from the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of VALE was $5.87, representing a -60.87% decrease from the 52 week high of $15 and a 7.71% increase over the 52 week low of $5.45.
VALE is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as BHP Billiton Limited ( BHP ) and Rio Tinto Plc ( RIO ). VALE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.13. Zacks Investment Research reports VALE's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -89.3%, compared to an industry average of -19%.
Interested in gaining exposure to VALE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VALE as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is DIVI with an decrease of -9.93% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of VALE at 2.04%.