EPS for Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Expected At $1.41

July 17, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

 EPS for Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Expected At $1.41
Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1.01 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 56 investors sold Valero Energy Corporation 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.
Royal National Bank Of Canada invested in 1.64 million shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt invested in 1.08M shares or 0.34% of the stock. Henderson Group Public Ltd Llc stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). 354 were reported by Hanseatic Svcs. St Johns Invest Com Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.48% or 8,452 shares. Provise Management Gru Limited Liability Company, a Florida-based fund reported 39,375 shares. Aberdeen Asset Management Public Ltd Uk holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 776,394 shares. United Fincl Advisers Lc has invested 0% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Mengis Cap Management owns 53,737 shares for 2.92% of their portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0.2% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Srb Corp invested in 2,593 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Putnam Investments Ltd Liability stated it has 1.32M shares or 0.22% of all its holdings. Fukoku Mutual Life Ins Comm reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). 8,604 were accumulated by First Citizens Savings Bank &. Vanguard Gru invested in 0.12% or 32.58 million shares.

Since January 26, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $4.77 million activity. Gorder Joseph W sold 39,057 shares worth $2.65 million. $2.05 million worth of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) was sold by Riggs R. Lane on Friday, May 5. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $66,194 was made by Waters Stephen M on Wednesday, February 22.

Analysts await Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.41 EPS, up 31.78 % or $0.34 from last year’s $1.07 per share. VLO’s profit will be $632.96M for 11.96 P/E if the $1.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual EPS reported by Valero Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 107.35 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.87% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $67.43. About 2.85M shares traded. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has risen 15.29% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500.

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 rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, May 16 to “Neutral”. Macquarie Research initiated Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) on Friday, July 24 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Tuesday, January 17. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 16 by Tudor Pickering. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by Argus Research. On Monday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. Jefferies initiated Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) rating on Tuesday, August 23. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $66 target. UBS initiated the shares of VLO in report on Thursday, May 19 with “Neutral” rating. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, January 26 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 29 by RBC Capital Markets.

Valero Energy Corporation is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. The company has market cap of $30.27 billion. The Company’s divisions include refining, ethanol and Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP). It has a 14.86 P/E ratio. The refining segment includes its refining activities and the associated marketing activities.

More notable recent Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Valero Energy Corporation and Plains All American Pipeline, LP Plan to …” on July 12, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Valero – Incredibly Undervalued Refiner” published on July 03, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Valero: A Simple, Smart Buy” on June 23, 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 Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Is Valero Energy (VLO) a Great Stock for Value Investors?” with publication date: July 11, 2017.

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