This Investment is Ticking All the Boxes and Then Some: Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

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Valero Energy Corporation kicked off the trading day on 10/10/19 with a price increase of 0.86%, equivalent to $0.73 relative change for the day. Taking a more long-term approach, VLO had a 52-week range of $68.81 to $116.15. At the time of this article’s publishing, this stock is trading at $85.80 after starting the trading session at $85.10. At the time of writing, this stock’s 50-day Moving Average stands at $80.14, while the 200-day Moving Average of this stock is currently $81.93.

Currently, this company’s share volume is sitting at $2458148, but has maintained average daily volume of $3.14M. This stock has generated an average Year to Date volume of $3.5 million, alongside an average 20-day volume of $3.27 million. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $415.00 million, simultaneously with a float of $412.98 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $35.61 billion.

Valero Energy Corporation(VLO) Ownership Data

Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are behaving with this stock. Valero Energy Corporation’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.10%, in contrast to 79.80% institutional ownership. According to the most recent latest insider trade that took place on Feb 20 this organization’s Director bought 500 at the rate of 84.97, making the entire transaction hit 42,485 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 500. Preceding that transaction, on Jan 24 Company’s EVP and CFO exercised an option 1,383 at a price of 0.00, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 0. This particular insider is now the holder of 169,533 in total.

If we take a glance at the Ownership summary of Valero Energy Corporation’s stock, Institutional holders make up 79.80% of its total stock ownership. All together, they are the legal holders of 415.00M shares. If we focus on the top 3 stockholders for this publicly-traded organization, The Vanguard Group, Inc. owns 33,545,136 shares, with BlackRock Fund Advisors in 2nd place owning 23,632,999 shares and SSgA Funds Management, Inc. in third place with total ownership of 21,694,666 shares.

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Earnings and Revenue Data

In the latest quarterly report that this company released, which was put into the public domain on 6/29/2019, the organization reported $1.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing the consensus estimate (set at $1.37) by $0.14.

This company achieved a net margin of 2.27 while generating a return on equity of 11.85. Valero Energy Corporation’s full-quarter revenue decreased by -4.38%, when compared against the year-ago quarter. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 1.46 per share during the current fiscal year.

Valero Energy Corporation’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 46.70%, and is forecasted to reach 9.52 in the upcoming year. Looking at the long run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 3.99% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 7.90% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

Additional Trading Performance Indicators

Now turning our attention to the current performance indicators for Valero Energy Corporation, this organization’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 0.90. The company has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 2.09. Alongside those, its PE Ratio stands at $14.30, and its Beta score is 1.46.

Another valuable indicator worth considering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 0.32 for this organization. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 11.78. Plus, this company’s price to book ratio for the last three-month fiscal period reported is 1.67, whereas its price to cash per share for the last quarter landed at 4.90.

In the same vein, VLO’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months was posted at 6.00, a figure that is expected to reach 1.58 in the next reported quarter, and analysts expect it will be 9.52 at the market close of one year from today’s date.