Capital Advisors INC Has Decreased Its Valero Energy Corp New (VLO) Stake as Market Value Declined

July 17, 2017 - By reb123z

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1.01 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 56 investors sold VLO shares while 309 reduced holdings. 120 funds opened positions while 268 raised stakes. 341.48 million shares or 0.17% less from 342.05 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Counselors Inc invested in 4,309 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Atlantic Trust Gp Limited Co holds 14,151 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Alps Advisors holds 0.28% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 556,316 shares. Virginia Retirement System Et Al holds 0.37% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 391,000 shares. Malaga Cove Ltd Liability has 31,826 shares for 1.43% of their portfolio. Atwood And Palmer Inc holds 0% or 250 shares in its portfolio. Sg Americas Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.05% or 88,891 shares. Centurylink Investment, a Colorado-based fund reported 16,050 shares. Veritable Limited Partnership holds 0.03% or 19,520 shares. Sumitomo Life has 0.15% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Cibc Ww Inc holds 0.01% or 33,950 shares. Edge Wealth Management Limited Liability holds 0% or 50 shares in its portfolio. Kbc Grp Nv accumulated 0.36% or 528,225 shares. Moreover, Menta Limited Liability has 0.17% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Greenleaf Trust owns 0.01% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 3,663 shares.

Since January 26, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $4.77 million activity. Riggs R. Lane sold $2.05M worth of stock or 31,522 shares. Shares for $2.65M were sold by Gorder Joseph W. $66,194 worth of stock was sold by Waters Stephen M on Wednesday, February 22.

Capital Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Valero Energy Corp New (VLO) by 59.19% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Advisors Inc sold 150,662 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.47% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 103,895 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $7.10M, down from 254,557 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Advisors Inc who had been investing in Valero Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $30.55 billion market cap company. It closed at $68.04 lastly. It is down 15.29% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500.

Capital Advisors Inc, which manages about $1.44 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ppl Corp (NYSE:PPL) by 117,114 shares to 260,728 shares, valued at $8.88M in 2016Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Procter And Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) by 78,769 shares in the quarter, for a total of 204,135 shares, and has risen its stake in Aaon Inc (NASDAQ:AAON).

Investors wait Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) to report on July, 25. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $1.41 EPS, up $0.34 or 31.78 % from last year’s $1.07 same quarter earnings. This translates into $633.09M profit for VLO giving the stock a 12.06 P/E. This is assuming the current $1.41 EPS is accurate. Valero Energy Corporation’s Wall Street analysts see 107.35 % EPS growth, taking into account the $0.68 EPS reproted in the previous quarter,

More notable recent Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) news were published by: Law360.com which released: “Calif. AG Denied Temp Block Against Valero Terminal Buy” on July 14, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Valero: A Simple, Smart Buy” published on June 23, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Is Valero Energy (VLO) a Great Stock for Value Investors?” on July 11, 2017. More interesting news about Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Valero enters anti-trust battle with California Attorney General over terminal …” published on July 13, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Valero – Incredibly Undervalued Refiner” with publication date: July 03, 2017.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) Ratings Coverage

Among 19 analysts covering Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Valero Energy Corporation had 40 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, April 11 by Credit Suisse. Bank of America downgraded Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) on Monday, August 24 to “Neutral” rating. Macquarie Research initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, July 24 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, August 22 with “Neutral”. UBS initiated Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) on Thursday, May 19 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Deutsche Bank. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, May 16 report. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, May 30 by Morgan Stanley. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VLO in report on Thursday, June 15 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 1 by Barclays Capital.

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