Top investors say Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) ticks everything they need

With 2.8 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 3.07 million shares. During the session, the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing company that operates in wider Energy sector, reached to the highest price of $158.09 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $153.38. The 52-week range on VLO shows that it touched its highest point at $184.79 and its lowest point at $105.66 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $184.85. With its current market cap of 51.57 billion, VLO has annualized dividend of $4.13 while the current yield stands at 2.62%. VLO paid its most recent dividend on 1706659200, while the ex-dividend date for that was 1706659200. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.46.

Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of VLO was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 0.41%, but this was down by -6.67% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 11.82% while six-month performance rose 26.91%. The stock gained 39.68% in the past year, while it has gained 21.32% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for VLO yields 20.20 with Next year EPS estimates of 14.59. For the next quarter, that number is 4.77. This implies an EPS growth rate of -31.89% for this year and -13.95% for next year. EPS is expected to decline by -10.10% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 27.90%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 333.30 million VLO shares are outstanding with a float of 325.31 million shares on hand for trading. On 2024-04-30, short shares totaled 11.69 million, which was 358.0 higher than short shares on 1711584000. In addition to Mr. Joseph W. Gorder as the firm’s Executive Chairman, Mr. R. Lane Riggs serves as its CEO, President & Director.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 0.82759005 of VLO’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company.

An Overview of Recent Financials:

Understanding a company as a customer does not mean you will understand it as an investor. The wise investor uses quantitative research to analyze metrics such as revenue, net income, and earnings. In its fiscal quarter reported on 2024-03-31, VLO reported revenue of $31759000000.0 and operating income of $1679000000.0. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was $2518000000.0 and diluted EPS was $3.75.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for VLO since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential.