Valero Energy Corporation [NYSE: VLO] surged by $1.11 during the normal trading session on Friday and reaching a high of $73.80 during the day while it closed the day at $72.50. The company report on April 8, 2021 that Valero Energy Corporation Provides Guidance on First Quarter 2021 Results.
Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) is providing preliminary estimated ranges for certain financial information reflecting market and operating conditions experienced during the first quarter of 2021. Valero expects to report a net loss attributable to Valero stockholders in the range of $2.05 to $1.81 per share for the first quarter of 2021. The company expects electricity and natural gas costs incurred primarily by its refining and ethanol business segments to be higher than expected for the first quarter of 2021 due to the impacts of Winter Storm Uri. The preliminary estimated impact of excess energy costs included in the range of net loss attributable to Valero stockholders noted above is $1.18 to $1.14 per share. These estimated excess energy costs are reflected in the table below.
The company will host a conference call on April 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss first quarter 2021 earnings results, which will be released earlier that day, and provide an update on company operations and guidance for 2021.
Valero Energy Corporation stock has also gained 1.98% of its value over the past 7 days. However, VLO stock has inclined by 20.29% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 73.82% and gained 28.16% year-on date.
The market cap for VLO stock reached $29.18 billion, with 407.00 million shares outstanding and 406.31 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.01M shares, VLO reached a trading volume of 5622121 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Valero Energy Corporation [VLO]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VLO shares is $86.63 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on VLO stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Raymond James have made an estimate for Valero Energy Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Strong Buy, with their previous recommendation back on April 16, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on April 05, 2021, representing the official price target for Valero Energy Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $66, while UBS analysts kept a Neutral rating on VLO stock. On December 11, 2020, analysts increased their price target for VLO shares from 50 to 74.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Valero Energy Corporation is set at 2.77, with the Price to Sales ratio for VLO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.45. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.57, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.23.
VLO stock trade performance evaluation
Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.98. With this latest performance, VLO shares dropped by -8.39% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 73.82% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 61.11% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for VLO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 48.94, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 49.01, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.66 for Valero Energy Corporation [VLO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 73.14, while it was recorded at 71.35 for the last single week of trading, and 57.19 for the last 200 days.
Valero Energy Corporation [VLO]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] shares currently have an operating margin of -2.68 and a Gross Margin at -1.46. Valero Energy Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -2.20.
Return on Total Capital for VLO is now -5.04, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -4.35. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -7.02, with Return on Assets sitting at -2.67. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 84.29. Additionally, VLO Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 45.74, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 30.26. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 78.93, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 42.83.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] managed to generate an average of -$143,115 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.64 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.21.Valero Energy Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] stock
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Valero Energy Corporation posted 0.34/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.15/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 326.70%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for VLO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Valero Energy Corporation go to -13.00%.
Valero Energy Corporation [VLO]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $22,655 million, or 78.30% of VLO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VLO stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 45,647,781, which is approximately 11.044% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 34,285,278 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.49 billion in VLO stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $1.84 billion in VLO stock with ownership of nearly 5.586% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Valero Energy Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 461 institutional holders increased their position in Valero Energy Corporation [NYSE:VLO] by around 31,889,049 shares. Additionally, 486 investors decreased positions by around 31,664,930 shares, while 104 investors held positions by with 248,926,368 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 312,480,347 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VLO stock had 162 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,042,453 shares, while 89 institutional investors sold positions of 2,893,274 shares during the same period.