Analysts Ratings on: Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)

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Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) Belonging to the Oils-Energy sector which surged 2.49% and closed its last trading session at $53.

The company reported its last EPS on 6/30/2016 and is expected to report its next EPS on 10/25/2016. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $64.18.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 1.8. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The Stock had a 1.8 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 1.8 and 1.8 respectively.

Valero Energy Corporation on 6/30/2016 reported its EPS as $1.07 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $1. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.07. This shows a surprise factor of 7%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Valero Energy Corporation Earnings, with 19 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.99. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $1.53 and $0.31 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $2.79.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Valero Energy Corporation as $16.84 Billion in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 6 analysts. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 20.7 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 12.93 Billion. The company’s last year sales total was 22.58 Billion.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Valero Energy Corporation is -64.5%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is -62%. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of 6.36% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is -10.4%.

The Company got Initiated by Jefferies on 23-Aug-16 to Buy.

Insider Trades for Valero Energy Corporation show that the latest trade was made on 11 May 2016 where Profusek (Robert A), the Director completed a transaction type “Sell” in which 846 shares were traded at a price of $55.41.

4 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 49610 shares traded.

17 analysts projected Price Targets for Valero Energy Corporation. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $80. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $54 and the Mean Price Target is $64.18.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has the market capitalization of $24.75 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $73.88 on Nov 24, 2015 and touched its 52-Week Low of $46.88 on Jul 8, 2016. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 6.6 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 14.4% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 16.1 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of -22.64 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 1.9 and ATR value of 1.5. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 3.99% and 2.75%.

Company profile:

Valero Energy Corporation owns and operates refineries in the United States and Canada with a combined throughput capacity of approximately two million BPD, making it one of the nation’s top refiners of petroleum products. Valero is also one of the nation’s leading retail operators with  retail outlets in the United States and Canada under various brand names including Diamond Shamrock, Ultramar, Valero, Beacon and Total.