Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) stock has achieved $80.33 in the past week

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) saw a downside of -0.34% to $78.39 after subtracting -$0.27 on Monday. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,326,754 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $80.33 in the past week and touched a new high 3 times within the past 5 days. An average of 3,578,398 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,563,686.

VLO’s 1-month performance is 20.16% or $13.17 on its low of $61.86 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $35.44 and high of $84.95, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/03/21. YTD, VLO has achieved 39.05% or $22.20 and has reached a new high 21 times. However, the current price is down -7.72%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Dec 03, 319 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Valero Energy Corporation (VLO). Gorder Joseph W (COB & CEO) most recently sold 36,000 shares at $58.60 per share on Dec 03. This transaction cost the insider $2,109,460. COB & CEO, Gorder Joseph W, sold 3,200 shares at a price of $56.45 on Dec 02.

Valuation Metrics

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.90 for the broader industry and 20.34 for the sector. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 76.38 and a low of 5.557. VLO stock has a beta of 2.09. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.40 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.81, with the price to cash flow ratio at 68.28.

Valero Energy Corporation pays an annual dividend of $3.92 per share. Its dividend yield is 4.99%. VLO’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 2, when it paid $0.98 a share compared with prior rate of $0.98, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 11 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.08 reported on Thursday January 23 2020. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 40.00% yearly.

It is projected that Valero Energy Corporation’s next ex-dividend date will be on 19-Nov. VLO is expected to distribute $0.98 as its next dividend.

Valero Energy Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.90, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.40 meaning that VLO stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.77, while the total debt to equity was 0.83. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is -0.80%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 0.95% while for the period ending June 29; Valero Energy Corporation’s operating margin was -1.50%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at -$1.58 billion against revenue of $64.91 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income shrunk -673.46% to $162.0 million, while revenue of -$704.0 million was 534.57% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected VLO to announce $0.14 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.48, representing a 242.90% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $1.1 billion. VLO stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 36.75 billion, with total debt at $14.68 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $408.82 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 15 October was 72.17% to suggest the stock is trending Overbought, with historical volatility in this time period at 21.29%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $78.73, reflecting a +1.25% or $0.97 change from its current price. VLO is currently trading +25.09% above its 20-day SMA, -0.40% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +18.45% and +39.24% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 87.15% and 87.78% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.18. The RSI (14) points at 69.76%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 85.73% with the period’s ATR at 2.26. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.94 and 2.78 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), Morgan Stanley launched coverage with an Overweight rating. Analysts offering their rating for VLO stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 2 brokerage advisors rate VLO as a “sell,”, while 2 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 17 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is VLO’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $69.00 and a high of $102.00, with their median price target at $84.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) stock is $84.47.


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