Valero Energy Co. (NYSE:VLO) Director Stephen M. Waters sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.23, for a total value of $87,230.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Stephen M. Waters also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, October 31st, Stephen M. Waters sold 1,600 shares of Valero Energy stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.87, for a total value of $126,192.00.
  • On Thursday, September 28th, Stephen M. Waters sold 656 shares of Valero Energy stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.86, for a total value of $49,764.16.

Valero Energy Co. (NYSE VLO) traded up $0.71 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $88.19. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 6,579,312 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,280,000. The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39. The firm has a market cap of $39,270.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.89, a P/E/G ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 1.20. Valero Energy Co. has a 52 week low of $60.69 and a 52 week high of $88.43.

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The oil and gas company reported $1.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.83 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $23.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.42 billion. Valero Energy had a return on equity of 9.87% and a net margin of 2.33%. Valero Energy’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.24 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Valero Energy Co. will post 4.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st were given a $0.70 dividend. This represents a $2.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 20th. Valero Energy’s dividend payout ratio is currently 60.74%.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Eads & Heald Investment Counsel raised its position in shares of Valero Energy by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Eads & Heald Investment Counsel now owns 8,420 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $568,000 after acquiring an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Valero Energy by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,067 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $409,000 after acquiring an additional 38 shares in the last quarter. Capital Wealth Planning LLC raised its position in shares of Valero Energy by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Capital Wealth Planning LLC now owns 4,045 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $273,000 after acquiring an additional 45 shares in the last quarter. Tdam USA Inc. raised its position in shares of Valero Energy by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter. Tdam USA Inc. now owns 5,441 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $365,000 after acquiring an additional 84 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Lakeview Capital Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Valero Energy by 2.9% during the 2nd quarter. Lakeview Capital Partners LLC now owns 3,417 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $231,000 after acquiring an additional 97 shares in the last quarter. 81.81% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 target price on shares of Valero Energy in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Citigroup increased their target price on Valero Energy from $68.00 to $76.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Jefferies Group lowered Valero Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of Valero Energy in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Standpoint Research lowered Valero Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $84.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $79.28.

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Valero Energy Company Profile

Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. The Company’s segments include refining, ethanol and Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP). The refining segment includes its refining operations and the associated marketing activities. The ethanol segment includes its ethanol operations and the associated marketing activities, and logistics assets that support its ethanol operations.

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