The share price of Valero Energy Corporation [NYSE: VLO] inclined by $89.09, presently trading at $90.16. The company’s shares saw 31.03% gains compared to the lowest price in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $68.81 recorded on 10/16/19. The last few days have been benevolent to the share price as VLO jumped by +4.92% during the last week, even though the stock is still down by -0.84% compared to 4.22 of all time high it touched on 10/17/19. However, the stock had a strong performance during the past 3 months, roughly gaining 5.67%, while additionally dropping -14.16% during the last 12 months. Valero Energy Corporation is said to have a 12-month price target set at $100.22. That means that the stock has a strong potential to acquire 10.06% increase from the current trading price.

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

Its stock price has been found in the range of 68.81 to 106.10. This is compared to its latest closing price of $89.09.

Keep an eye out for the next scheduled publication date for this company’s financial results, which are expected to be released on Thu 24 Oct (In 7 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 6.32 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.35. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.38, 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 $36.97B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 68.81 to 106.10. At its current price, it has moved down by -15.02% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 31.03% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.46, which indicates that it is 2.10% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 69.54. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

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

Shares of Valero Energy Corporation [VLO], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.