VALE S.A. ( VALE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 03, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 27, 2018. Shareholders who purchased VALE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 176.42% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of VALE was $14.06, representing a -7.74% decrease from the 52 week high of $15.24 and a 47.53% increase over the 52 week low of $9.53.
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 $.88. Zacks Investment Research reports VALE's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 7.41%, compared to an industry average of 7.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to VALE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VALE as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund ( ADRE )
- SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF ( GNR )
- iShares Global Materials ETF ( MXI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is GNR with an increase of 1.91% over the last 100 days. ADRE has the highest percent weighting of VALE at 4.02%.