Smart Money Is Betting Big In VALE Options

Financial giants have made a conspicuous bullish move on Vale. Our analysis of options history for Vale VALE revealed 25 unusual trades.

Delving into the details, we found 72% of traders were bullish, while 28% showed bearish tendencies. Out of all the trades we spotted, 22 were puts, with a value of $4,069,345, and 3 were calls, valued at $178,000.

Predicted Price Range

Based on the trading activity, it appears that the significant investors are aiming for a price territory stretching from $10.0 to $17.0 for Vale over the recent three months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In today's trading context, the average open interest for options of Vale stands at 41387.4, with a total volume reaching 79,546.00. The accompanying chart delineates the progression of both call and put option volume and open interest for high-value trades in Vale, situated within the strike price corridor from $10.0 to $17.0, throughout the last 30 days.

Vale 30-Day Option Volume & Interest Snapshot

Significant Options Trades Detected:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Ask Bid Price Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
VALE PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/16/26 $2.21 $2.09 $2.18 $12.00 $1.3M 60.9K 6.0K
VALE PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/17/25 $3.8 $3.65 $3.8 $15.00 $427.1K 52.4K 1.3K
VALE PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/16/26 $4.3 $4.25 $4.25 $15.00 $340.0K 42.3K 2.8K
VALE PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/16/26 $4.3 $4.25 $4.25 $15.00 $269.0K 42.3K 759
VALE PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/16/26 $4.3 $4.25 $4.25 $15.00 $212.5K 42.3K 6.0K

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.

Present Market Standing of Vale

  • Trading volume stands at 21,779,791, with VALE's price down by -1.86%, positioned at $11.6.
  • RSI indicators show the stock to be may be oversold.
  • Earnings announcement expected in 51 days.

What Analysts Are Saying About Vale

In the last month, 1 experts released ratings on this stock with an average target price of $15.0.

  • An analyst from UBS has elevated its stance to Buy, setting a new price target at $15.

Trading options involves greater risks but also offers the potential for higher profits. Savvy traders mitigate these risks through ongoing education, strategic trade adjustments, utilizing various indicators, and staying attuned to market dynamics. Keep up with the latest options trades for Vale with Benzinga Pro for real-time alerts.

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