You Should Know These Things About Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

As of Thursday close, Valero Energy Corporation’s (NYSE:VLO) stock was down -$8.6, moving down -7.60 percent to $104.53. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 10,762,061 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$23.77 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 6,683,000, while in the previous 50 days, it was 5,828,326.

Since last month, VLO stock retreated -15.67%. Shares of the company fell to $102.50 on 06/23/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $146.80 was reached on 06/08/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $58.85. Since the beginning of this year, VLO’s stock price has risen by 39.17% or $29.42, and marked a new high 40 times. However, the stock has declined by -28.80% since its 52-week high.

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Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) last reported insider trading activity 28 days ago on May 27. Riggs R. Lane, the President & COO of the company, disposed of 17,767 shares for $131.53 on May 27. It resulted in a $2,336,933 divestment by the insider. Gorder Joseph W sold 26,750 shares at an average price of $82.33 on Oct 25. The insider now owns 511,213 shares following the transaction.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) has a P/E ratio of about 16.83. The stock’s beta is 1.67. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.34, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.27, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 9.39 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 52.74%, the RSI 9-day stood at 23.79% on 23 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Valero Energy Corporation price is down by -18.53% percent or -$23.77. At present, VLO shares trade -15.84% below its 20-day simple moving average and +28.40% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +3.60% above its SMA50 and +59.54% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 10.16% and Stochastic coefficient D was 10.04%, while ATR was 7.50. Given the Stochastic reading of 4.58% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 31.17%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -10.79, while the 14-day reading stands at -17.61.

Analyst Ratings

BMO Capital Markets launched its rating on Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) to a Market perform in a note to investors on June 14, 2022. Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, VLO is a sell, and 4 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Valero Energy Corporation stock as buy, with 14 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $141.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $109.00 – $166.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) will achieve an average price target of $139.31.


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