After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$1.91, or -1.78%, to $105.51. Volume reached 91,228 shares, with price reaching a high of $105.53 and a low of $105.0631. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Valero Energy Corporation to Announce Third Quarter 2022 Earnings Results on October 25, 2022.
VLO belongs to the Energy sector of the NYSE while operating in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $105.53 and fluctuated between $110.21 as its day high and $105.47 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Valero Energy Corporation is $41.85B. A total of 4.28 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 4.60M shares.
Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, VLO has seen 0 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 427 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 41 BUYs and 40 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 435,094 shares during that period but sold 302,278.
In the most recent transaction, Riggs R. Lane sold 17,767 shares of VLO for 131.53 per share on May 27. After the transaction, the President & COO now owns 254,905 company shares. In a previous transaction on Oct 25, Gorder Joseph W sold 26,750 shares at 82.33 per share. VLO shares that COB & CEO owns now total 511,213.
Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Valero Energy Corporation pays an annual dividend of $3.92, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.71%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 6.05. VLO’s most recent ex-dividend date was 08/03/2022 when it declared a $0.98 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 09/01/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 06/07/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 05/11/2022. The dividend was $0.98 per share in cash.
While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for VLO in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $137.75 with high estimates of $158.00 and low estimates of $109.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VLO has a high of $146.80 and a low of $62.27.
As of this writing, VLO has an earnings estimate of $8.6 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 5 estimates, with a high estimate of $12.4 per share and a lower estimate of $7.1. The company reported an EPS of $11.36 in the last quarter, which was 17.11% higher than expectations of $9.7.
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There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 20 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for VLO is Sell with a score of 4.82. A total of 13 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 5 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.