| Vale is a metals and mining company. Co. is a producer of iron ore and nickel. Co. is also engaged in greenfield mineral exploration in various countries. Co.'s main activities of the operating segments are: ferrous minerals, which comprise of the production and extraction of iron ore, iron ore pellets, manganese, other ferrous products and its logistic services; base metals, which include the production and extraction of nickel and its by-products (copper, gold, silver, cobalt, precious metals and others) and copper, as well as its by-products (gold and silver); and coal, which comprises of the production and extraction of metallurgical and thermal coal and its logistic services. We show 4 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of VALE's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of VALE shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like VALE versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching VALE by allowing them to research VALE shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.