Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] took an upward turn with a change of 2.01%, trading at the price of $90.31 during the trading session on Thursday. The price movement in correlation with percentage of the mentioned increase can allow a valuable insight to investors. During the last trading session 1.05 million shares changed hands being bought and sold, while Valero Energy Corporation shares have an average trading volume of 3.14M shares for that time period. VLO monthly volatility recorded 2.28%, in the meanwhile having share price volatility for the week set at 2.19%. PS value for VLO stocks is 0.33 with PB recorded at 1.72.

Valero Energy Corporation [NYSE:VLO]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 68.81 to 108.40. This is compared to its latest closing price of $88.53.

Keep on the lookout for this organization’s next scheduled financial results, which are expected to be made public on Thu 24 Oct (In 9 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Valero Energy Corporation [VLO]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] sitting at +3.99 and its Gross Margin at +4.82, this company’s Net Margin is now 2.30%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 14.70, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 11.90%. Its Return on Equity is 14.26, and its Return on Assets is 6.14. These metrics suggest that this Valero Energy Corporation does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 42.04. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 29.60, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 17.97. Looking

toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 8.39, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 40.94.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 6.10 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.35. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.36, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.23. Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.44, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 7.34 and P/E Ratio of 14.86. These metrics all suggest that Valero Energy Corporation is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] earns $11,405,613 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 16.41 and its Total Asset Turnover is 2.31. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.04 and its Current Ratio is 1.65. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] has 415.00M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $36.74B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 68.81 to 108.40. At its current price, it has moved down by -16.69% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 31.25% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.46, which indicates that it is 2.19% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 70.26. This RSI suggests that Valero Energy Corporation is currently Overbought.

Conclusion: Is Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Valero Energy Corporation [VLO], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.