Wall Street Analyst Initiated Valero Energy Corporation [VLO]. What else is Wall St. saying

Valero Energy Corporation [NYSE: VLO] closed the trading session at $118.03 on 08/30/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $117.03, while the highest price level was $121.78. The company report on August 26, 2022 that Valero Energy Corporation to Participate in Barclays Conference.

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Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO, “Valero”) announced today that it will participate in the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference in September.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 57.14 percent and weekly performance of -3.34 percent. The stock has been moved at 46.38 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 6.67 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -8.93 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 5.12M shares, VLO reached to a volume of 4022862 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 $135.28 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 2.00. 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.

BMO Capital Markets have made an estimate for Valero Energy Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Market Perform, with their previous recommendation back on June 14, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on June 01, 2022, representing the official price target for Valero Energy Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $80, while Morgan Stanley analysts kept a Overweight rating on VLO stock. On May 03, 2021, analysts increased their price target for VLO shares from 95 to 121.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Valero Energy Corporation is set at 4.42, with the Price to Sales ratio for VLO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.30. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.27, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 13.52. Price to Free Cash Flow for VLO in the course of the last twelve months was 5.45 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.90.

VLO stock trade performance evaluation

Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.34. With this latest performance, VLO shares gained by 6.67% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 46.38% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 78.78% 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 53.80, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 51.16, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.47 for Valero Energy Corporation [VLO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 110.78, while it was recorded at 121.76 for the last single week of trading, and 99.00 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 +2.00 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 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

Valero Energy Corporation [VLO]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $37,575 million, or 82.50% of VLO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VLO stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 42,191,671, which is approximately -12.019% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 35,812,927 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $4.23 billion in VLO stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $3.46 billion in VLO stock with ownership of nearly 2.446% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Valero Energy Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 593 institutional holders increased their position in Valero Energy Corporation [NYSE:VLO] by around 36,771,178 shares. Additionally, 565 investors decreased positions by around 39,509,248 shares, while 162 investors held positions by with 242,071,398 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 318,351,824 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VLO stock had 156 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,389,181 shares, while 94 institutional investors sold positions of 3,429,065 shares during the same period.


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