Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) issued an update on its first quarter 2021 earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of -2.050–1.810 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $-0.760. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

VLO stock traded up $0.01 on Tuesday, reaching $78.16. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,788,455 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,935,836. Valero Energy has a 52 week low of $35.44 and a 52 week high of $84.39. The company has a market capitalization of $31.93 billion, a P/E ratio of -2,604.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 84.85 and a beta of 2.14. The firm has a fifty day moving average of $73.06 and a two-hundred day moving average of $61.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 1.90 and a quick ratio of 1.24.

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 21st. The oil and gas company reported ($1.73) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.91) by $0.18. The business had revenue of $20.81 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.42 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.34 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities analysts expect that Valero Energy will post -3.6 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 8th. Investors of record on Monday, May 17th will be issued a $0.98 dividend. This represents a $3.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.02%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 14th. Valero Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 68.77%.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on VLO shares. Mizuho increased their price objective on Valero Energy from $50.00 to $86.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, February 26th. Tudor Pickering raised Valero Energy from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $87.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, April 5th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on shares of Valero Energy from $82.00 to $94.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research report on Monday. Barclays raised their price objective on shares of Valero Energy from $69.00 to $85.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a research report on Monday, March 8th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company boosted their target price on shares of Valero Energy from $70.00 to $99.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a report on Thursday, February 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $82.94.

About Valero Energy

Valero Energy Corporation manufactures, markets, and sells transportation fuels and petrochemical products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Refining, Renewable Diesel, and Ethanol. The company is involved in oil and gas refining, marketing, and bulk selling activities.

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