Insights Into Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) Exposure By Institutions

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It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Valero Energy Reports 2023 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results.

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Stocks Info

Valero Energy Corp. is listed on the NYSE in the Energy sector while operating in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $141.18 and fluctuated between $141.20 as its day high and $137.00 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Valero Energy Corp. is $48.06B. A total of 3.01 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.25M shares.

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, VLO has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 22 BUYs and 20 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 230,603 shares during that period but sold 200,610.

In the most recent transaction, Gorder Joseph W sold 75,580 shares of VLO for 135.99 per share on Aug 14. After the transaction, the Director now owns 621,872 company shares.


The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Valero Energy Corp. pays an annual dividend of $4.25, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.01%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 5.71. VLO’s most recent ex-dividend date was 1/31/2024 when it declared a $1.07 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/4/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/20/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 11/16/2023. The VLO stock dividend was $1.02 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for VLO in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $150.97 with high estimates of $177.00 and low estimates of $130.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VLO has a high of $152.20 and a low of $104.18.

As of this writing, VLO has an earnings estimate of $2.73 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 14 estimates, with a high estimate of $3.62 per share and a lower estimate of $2.12. The company reported an EPS of $7.49 in the last quarter, which was 0.30% higher than expectations of $7.47.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. VLO’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $4.12B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $15.12B in debt and $16.85B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $76.30, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $19.82B.

Analysts Opinion

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. Currently, 0 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 Buy with a score of 4.41.

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