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May 8, 2017

That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 75.44 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 9 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 9 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock and 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Valero Energy during the third quarter worth approximately $132,000.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company.

Analysts gives Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) a mean recommendation of 2.30. Tompkins Financial Corp increased its position in shares of Valero Energy by 190.3% in the first quarter. The company's last traded volume of 4.08 million shares was more it's an average volume of 4.54 million shares. LBA Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Valero Energy by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. They now have a United States dollars 55 price target on the stock.

Valero Energy Partners LP had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup. (NYSE:VLO) traded down 0.82% on Thursday, reaching $64.37. The stock as of last trading session moved 42.14% up from its 52 week low and was -8.56% behind its 52 week high. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $65.90 and a 200 day moving average price of $65.09. VLO has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 14.18, Forward P/E of 10.65, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 6.56 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 0. Glob X Management Co Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). The oil and gas company reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.08. The firm earned $21.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.15 billion.

Among 15 analysts covering Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold.

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Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) now has a consensus Price Target of $72.06. On average, equities research analysts predict that Valero Energy Co. will post $4.85 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 7th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 17th will be given a dividend of $0.70 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 15th.

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The stock now has its Annual Dividend of $2.8 and an annual Dividend Yield of 4.34 Percent. Valero Energy has a payout ratio of 58.3% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings.

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Several brokerages have issued reports on VLO. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Valero Energy to a "hold" rating in a research report on Sunday, January 8th. Finally, Bank of America Corp raised Valero Energy from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and raised their price target for the company from $68.00 to $86.00 in a report on Thursday, January 5th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Valero Energy in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Valero Energy has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $69.03.

U.S. based company, Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)'s latest closing price distance was 6.04% from the average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance from the 50 Day Moving Average at -2.90% and -1.33% compared with the 20 Day Moving Average. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.19, for a total transaction of $66,190.00.

Even though monitoring stock technical is significant, most stockholders are more apprehensive about where the stock might be going now.

Valero Energy Corporation is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)'s earnings per share has been growing at a 6 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as -9.7 percent. The refining segment includes its refining operations and the associated marketing activities.

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