Vale Unusual Options Activity

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Vale S.A. Sponsored ADR




Deep-pocketed investors have adopted a bearish approach towards Vale (NYSE:VALE), and it's something market players shouldn't ignore. Our tracking of public options records at Benzinga unveiled this significant move today. The identity of these investors remains unknown, but such a substantial move in VALE usually suggests something big is about to happen.

We gleaned this information from our observations today when Benzinga's options scanner highlighted 14 extraordinary options activities for Vale. This level of activity is out of the ordinary.

The general mood among these heavyweight investors is divided, with 35% leaning bullish and 64% bearish. Among these notable options, 7 are puts, totaling $282,370, and 7 are calls, amounting to $329,746.

Predicted Price Range

Based on the trading activity, it appears that the significant investors are aiming for a price territory stretching from $3.0 to $15.0 for Vale over the recent three months.

Analyzing Volume & Open Interest

Looking at the volume and open interest is a powerful move while trading options. This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for Vale's options for a given strike price. Below, we can observe the evolution of the volume and open interest of calls and puts, respectively, for all of Vale's whale trades within a strike price range from $3.0 to $15.0 in the last 30 days.

Vale Option Activity Analysis: Last 30 Days

Options Call Chart

Biggest Options Spotted:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Ask Bid Price Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
VALE PUT SWEEP BULLISH 12/20/24 $3.05 $2.96 $2.96 $15.00 $89.0K 17.9K 1.1K
VALE CALL SWEEP BEARISH 12/20/24 $0.5 $0.44 $0.45 $15.00 $84.2K 97.3K 2.5K
VALE CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/17/25 $9.5 $9.45 $9.47 $3.00 $47.3K 725 150
VALE CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/17/25 $9.5 $9.45 $9.47 $3.00 $47.3K 725 100
VALE CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/17/25 $9.5 $9.45 $9.47 $3.00 $47.3K 725 0

About Vale

Vale is a large global miner and the world's largest producer of iron ore and pellets. In recent years the company has sold noncore assets such as its fertilizer, coal, and steel operations to concentrate on iron ore, nickel, and copper. Earnings are dominated by the bulk materials division, primarily iron ore and iron ore pellets. The base metals division is much smaller, consisting of nickel mines and smelters along with copper mines producing copper in concentrate. Vale has agreed to sell a minority 13% stake in energy transition metals, its base metals business, which is expected to become effective in 2024, and which is likely the first step in separating base metals and iron ore.

In light of the recent options history for Vale, it's now appropriate to focus on the company itself. We aim to explore its current performance.

Where Is Vale Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 9,288,841, the price of VALE is up 0.65% at $12.36.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 87 days.

Expert Opinions on Vale

In the last month, 4 experts released ratings on this stock with an average target price of $16.5.

  • An analyst from JP Morgan persists with their Overweight rating on Vale, maintaining a target price of $20.
  • Consistent in their evaluation, an analyst from Deutsche Bank keeps a Hold rating on Vale with a target price of $16.
  • An analyst from Barclays persists with their Overweight rating on Vale, maintaining a target price of $17.
  • Reflecting concerns, an analyst from B of A Securities lowers its rating to Neutral with a new price target of $13.

Options trading presents higher risks and potential rewards. Astute traders manage these risks by continually educating themselves, adapting their strategies, monitoring multiple indicators, and keeping a close eye on market movements. Stay informed about the latest Vale options trades with real-time alerts from Benzinga Pro.

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