| Vale is a producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets, raw materials for steelmaking, and producer of nickel, which is used to produce stainless steel and metal alloys employed in the production of several products. Co. also produces produces copper, metallurgical and thermal coal, manganese ore, ferroalloys, platinum group metals, gold, silver and cobalt. Co. is engaged in greenfield mineral exploration in several countries. Co. operates logistics systems in Brazil and other regions of the world, including railroads, maritime terminals and ports, which are integrated with its mining operations. Co.'s segments are: Ferrous Minerals, Coal, Base Metals and Fertilizers. 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
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