Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) CFO Should Face Criminal Prosecution

A Brazilian Senate committee is expected to recommend that 12 current and former executives of Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE), including Chief Financial Officer Luciano Siani and ex-Chief Executive Officer Fabio Schvartsman, face criminal indictments for a fatal dam disaster in January. The rapporteur of the committee proposed the indictments Tuesday after a 2-1/2-month congressional inquiry into the causes of the dam break that left at least 246 people dead and unleashed a sea of mud over the city of Brumadinho, where Vale had an inactive iron ore mine. His report says the company was negligent and its risk and compliance controls were flawed.

The insider ownership percentage is the key indicator, can be used by investors, to measure the outlook of senior management has on their company. Insider ownership for the VALE is 38.50%. Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. The Institutional ownership for the VALE is 20.00%.

Insider trading is the buying or selling of any publicly traded company’s stock and this can be done by someone who has non-public, material information about that VALE. Insider trading can be illegal or legal depending on when the insider makes the trade. It is illegal when the material information is still non-public. The insider transactions of the company (6-month change in insider ownerships) for the Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) is 0.00%.

Institutional transactions is the amount of a Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)’s available stock owned by mutual or pension funds, insurance companies, investment firms, private foundations, endowments or other large entities that actually manage the funds on the behalf of others, so its an interesting element for the traders to note it, and the Institutional ownership for the VALE is -1.93%.

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A Basic Materials sector firm, Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) stock shed -4.59% on Tuesday and when day-trade ended the stock finally concluded at $13.29 and number of shares that changed hands during the day are 38.85 Million. The number of shares VALE stock currently held by all its shareholders are 5322.28 and floated shares, the number of shares are available for trading in an open market on last trading day are 3153.20. The average volume of shares for 3 months is 19835.95 and VALE stock value has moved between $10.89 – 16.21 in last one year.

The Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)’s latest earnings date is 8/9/2019. The Gross margin is the difference between the revenue and the cost of goods sold (COGS), divided by revenue. In other words, Gross Margin is a percentage value, while Gross Profit is a monetary value. The valuable gross margin for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) is 40.40% and the profit margin is 10.30% and the stock has gained 0.76% in 2019 to date.

Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE)’s monthly stock performance is 6.49%, the quarterly performance is -1.34%, the half year performance is calculated as 0.76%. The yearly performance of VALE is 6.06%.

The higher the volatility, the riskier the security. For example, when the stock market rises and falls more than one percent over a sustained period of time, it is called a “volatile” market, if the stock price stays relatively stable, the security has low volatility. The Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) weekly volatility is measured as 2.48% and monthly volatility measured as 2.26%.

Return on assets (ROA) is a main indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. VALE return on assets is 4.10%, the return on equity (ROE) of the Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) is 8.60%, while the most important return on investment is calculates as a percentage and is typically used for personal financial decisions, and VALE return on investment is 19.20%.

The price to earnings ratio is 18.46, price to sales ratio is 1.96, and price to book ratio is 1.59, price to cash per share ration is 13.85, price to free cash flow is 9.85.

Analysts mean target price for Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) is $14.66 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.50. The current share price indicates that stock is -17.61% away from its one year high and is moving 22.04% ahead of its 52-week low. VALE’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 0.72% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is 4.88%.

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