Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] gain 57.70% so far this year. What now?

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Valero Energy Corporation [NYSE: VLO] slipped around -10.73 points on Monday, while shares priced at $118.45 at the close of the session, down -8.31%. The company report on May 2, 2022 that Valero Energy Corporation to Participate in Citi Conference.

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Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO, “Valero”) announced today that it will participate in Citi’s 2022 Global Energy, Utilities and Climate Technology Conference in May.

Valero Energy Corporation stock is now 57.70% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. VLO Stock saw the intraday high of $126.50 and lowest of $117.94 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 129.27, which means current price is +57.85% above from all time high which was touched on 05/06/22.

Compared to the average trading volume of 4.75M shares, VLO reached a trading volume of 8158565 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus 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 $121.74 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Valero Energy Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on September 07, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup dropped their target price from $95 to $121. The new note on the price target was released on May 03, 2021, representing the official price target for Valero Energy Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $96, while Raymond James analysts kept a Strong Buy rating on VLO stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Valero Energy Corporation is set at 5.28, with the Price to Sales ratio for VLO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.36. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.57, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.64. Price to Free Cash Flow for VLO in the course of the last twelve months was 9.81 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.80.

How has VLO stock performed recently?

Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.59. With this latest performance, VLO shares gained by 14.63% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 52.01% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 48.73% 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 58.51, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.34, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.00 for Valero Energy Corporation [VLO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 100.25, while it was recorded at 124.62 for the last single week of trading, and 80.70 for the last 200 days.

Valero Energy Corporation [VLO]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] shares currently have an operating margin of +2.00 and a Gross Margin at +2.83. Valero Energy Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +0.81.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 4.96, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.67.

Valero Energy Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

Earnings analysis for Valero Energy Corporation [VLO]

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 -13.80%.

Insider trade positions for Valero Energy Corporation [VLO]

There are presently around $38,130 million, or 80.20% of VLO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VLO stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 46,455,727, which is approximately 0.283% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 37,549,543 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $4.45 billion in VLO stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $3.36 billion in VLO stock with ownership of nearly -0.637% 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 610 institutional holders increased their position in Valero Energy Corporation [NYSE:VLO] by around 22,342,515 shares. Additionally, 426 investors decreased positions by around 19,636,575 shares, while 154 investors held positions by with 279,930,913 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 321,910,003 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VLO stock had 174 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,689,324 shares, while 69 institutional investors sold positions of 1,024,156 shares during the same period.