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VALE S.A. (VALE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 17, 2013

VALE S.A. ( VALE ) 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 ( BHP ) and Rio Tinto Plc ( RIO ). 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 dates, visit the VALE Dividend History page.

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 ( EMT )
  • iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Materials Sector Index Fund ( EMMT )
  • Guggenheim BRIC ETF ( EEB )
  • N/A (BRIL)
  • Market Vectors Steel Index ETF Fund ( SLX ).

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%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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