The share price of Valero Energy Corporation [NYSE: VLO] inclined by $84.17, presently trading at $82.83. The company’s shares saw 19.28% gains compared to the lowest price in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $69.44 recorded on 02/20/20. The last few days have been tough to the share price as VLO fall by -0.91% during the last week, even though the stock is still down by -2.16% compared to -0.76 of all time high it touched on 02/20/20. However, the stock had a poor performance during the past 3 months, roughly losing -6.74%, while additionally dropping -1.47% during the last 12 months. Valero Energy Corporation is said to have a 12-month price target set at $108.82. That means that the stock has a strong potential to acquire 25.99% 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 69.44 to 101.99. This is compared to its latest closing price of $84.17.

Pay attention to the next-scheduled financial results for this company to be released, which is slated for Thu 23 Apr (In 62 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 +3.54 and its Gross Margin at +4.36, 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 12.32, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 11.90%. Its Return on Equity is 11.14.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 44.36. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is . Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 8.45, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 42.10.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 7.95 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.59. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.45, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.20.

This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.91 and its Current Ratio is 1.44. 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 415.92M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $35.01B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 69.44 to 101.99. At its current price, it has moved down by -18.79% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 19.28% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.44, which indicates that it is 2.14% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 38.89. 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.