Investors sold shares of Vale SA (NASDAQ:VALE) on strength during trading on Friday. $16.07 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $40.17 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $24.10 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Vale SA had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Vale SA traded up $0.21 for the day and closed at $5.60

VALE has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vale SA from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $5.25 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, June 20th. Jefferies Group set a $6.00 target price on shares of Vale SA and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 23rd. Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Vale SA in a report on Thursday, June 9th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. initiated coverage on shares of Vale SA in a report on Thursday, June 9th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $4.40 target price on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Vale SA from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $4.80 to $6.20 in a report on Tuesday, August 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $5.46.

The firm’s market capitalization is $28.86 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $5.66 and its 200-day moving average is $4.73.

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