The ex-dividend date for Vale (NYSE:VALE) is tomorrow, April 17, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 42 cents per share. At a price of $16.52 as of 10:06 a.m., the dividend yield is 4.5%.
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Vale (NYSE: VALE) is tomorrow, April 17, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 42 cents per share. At a price of $16.52 as of 10:06 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.5%. The average volume for Vale has been 17.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vale has a market cap of $93.73 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 21.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Vale S.A. engages in the research, production, and marketing of iron ore and pellets, nickel, fertilizers, copper, coal, manganese, ferroalloys, cobalt, platinum group metals, and precious metals in Brazil and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Vale as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Vale Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.