| 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 VALE shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute VALE market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing VALE market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing VALE's market cap history versus its peers.
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,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of VALE versus a peer is one thing; comparing
VALE market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like VALE can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching VALE by allowing them to research the VALE market cap history.