Does Wall Street Rate Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Shares A Sell?

At the last check on Friday, Valero Energy Corporation’s (NYSE:VLO) stock was up $3.46, moving up 2.87 percent to $123.87. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,995,034 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$5.37 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,417,668, while in the previous 50 days, it was 4,930,299.

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Since last month, VLO stock rose 19.47%. Shares of the company fell to $96.71 on 04/25/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $129.27 was reached on 05/06/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $58.85. Since the beginning of this year, VLO’s stock price has risen by 60.31% or $48.69, and marked a new high 33 times. However, the stock has declined by -4.18% since its 52-week high.

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) last reported insider trading activity 200 days ago on Oct 25. Gorder Joseph W, the COB & CEO of the company, disposed of 26,750 shares for $82.33 on Oct 25. It resulted in a $2,202,394 divestment by the insider.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) has a P/E ratio of about 19.39. The stock’s beta is 1.77. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.36, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.61, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 9.97 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.98 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.98. On Thursday January 23 2020, a $0.08 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Valero Energy Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 0.80, while its current ratio was 1.20, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.63, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.70. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 3.90% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 3.20%. Based on annual data, VLO earned $2.13 billion in gross profit and brought in $113.98 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 5.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 14.00%.

In Valero Energy Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $11.87 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. VLO’s revenue rose 46.02% to $35.9 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $38.54 billion. While analysts expected Valero Energy Corporation to report $1.66 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.31 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 39.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.99 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Valero Energy Corporation were 39.99 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $13.16 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $408.1 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Valero Energy Corporation’s (VLO) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 62.43%, the RSI 9-day stood at 62.17% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Valero Energy Corporation price is down by -4.16% percent or -$5.37. At present, VLO shares trade +18.07% above its 20-day simple moving average and +80.24% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +47.05% above its SMA50 and +83.04% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 75.40% and Stochastic coefficient D was 73.38%, while ATR was 5.41. Given the Stochastic reading of 80.61% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 62.95%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.64, while the 14-day reading stands at 2.48.


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