NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Block trades serve as a useful indicator for investors trying to understand the sentiment
of large financial institutions. A total of 44 block trades were executed today,
typically at least 10,000 shares or more represent a single block unit.
Further analysis into the trading activity reveals that 387,715
shares were bought and 321,667 shares were sold. The bought/sold ratio for
shares of Vale S.A. is 1.21, representing a positive net cash
flow of $1,107,422 into the stock.
Options traders were busy as well, a total of 21,294 call and 31,032 put contracts were traded
yesterday yielding a 1.46 put/call ratio.
The Company is a producer of iron ore, iron ore pellets, nickel, kaolin, manganese ore, ferroalloys, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, copper, coal, cobalt, precious metals, potash and other products. It operates logistics systems in Brazil.
Vale S.A. settled the day down $0.19 to $17.11 in the previous trading session. Today's
trading range was between $16.92 and $17.32 respectively. On the volume side, 18M shares were
traded, which is less than the average volume of 23M shares. VALE is trading
below the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day
moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $15.77 and 52 week high is $26.87. To date, the stock has lost -0.86% within the last quarter.
The stock has a P/E ratio of 7.60 and a dividend yield of 3.40%.