There are many powerful catalysts in the market: Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) can be one of them

The closing price of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) was 107.59 for the day, up 1.95% from the previous closing price of $105.53. In other words, the price has increased by $+2.06 from its previous closing price. On the day, 3021727 shares were traded. VLO reached its highest trading level at $109.51 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $106.53.

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Our analysis of VLO’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 7.91 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 4.94. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.90 and its Current Ratio is at 1.20. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.61 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.57.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, BMO Capital Markets on June 14, 2022, initiated with a Market Perform rating and assigned the stock a target price of $155.

On September 07, 2021, Morgan Stanley started tracking the stock assigning a Overweight rating and target price of $80.Morgan Stanley initiated its Overweight rating on September 07, 2021, with a $80 target price.

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 27 when Riggs R. Lane sold 17,767 shares for $131.53 per share. The transaction valued at 2,336,933 led to the insider holds 254,905 shares of the business.

Gorder Joseph W sold 26,750 shares of VLO for $2,202,394 on Oct 25. The COB & CEO now owns 511,213 shares after completing the transaction at $82.33 per share.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Valero’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 6.17, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 6.76. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.27 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 2.07.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, VLO has reached a high of $146.80, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $64.21. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 111.56, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 102.09.

Shares Statistics:

VLO traded an average of 4.52M shares per day over the past three months and 4.48M shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 404.00M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 391.98M. Insiders hold about 0.20% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 82.30% stake in the company. Shares short for VLO as of Jul 14, 2022 were 9.61M with a Short Ratio of 2.23, compared to 9.44M on Jun 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2.35% and a Short% of Float of 2.67%.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 3.92, VLO has a forward annual dividend rate of 3.92. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 3.71%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 3.54%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 4.63. The current Payout Ratio is 22.50% for VLO, which recently paid a dividend on Aug 31, 2022 with an ex-dividend date of Aug 02, 2022. Stock splits for the company last occurred on May 01, 2013 when the company split stock in a 1094:1000 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

The firm’s stock currently is rated by 15 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $7.04 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $11.64 and a low estimate of $4.13, while EPS last year was $1.22. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $4.32, with high estimates of $10.34 and low estimates of $2.14.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $33.96 and $13.34 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $22.29. EPS for the following year is $13.24, with 18 analysts recommending between $26.04 and $7.2.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 10 analysts have provided revenue estimates for VLO’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $243.39B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $133.69B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $173.17B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $113.98B, up 51.90% from the average estimate. Based on 10 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $145.32B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $210.06B and the low estimate is $105.74B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is down -16.10% from the average revenue estimate for this year.