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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Valero Energy Corporation, VLO

Valero Energy Corporation, VLO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Valero Energy Corporation, VLO  has a market cap of 22385.37. Since its IPO date on the 1/4/1982, Valero Energy Corporation, VLO performance year to date is -31.10%. Today Valero Energy Corporation, VLO has gained 1.04%, with a current price of 47.73.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 83.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 26.60%. Return of assets are at 7.70%, with return on investment at 16.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Valero Energy Corporation, VLO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.35. While Total debt/equity is 0.36. With a profit margin of 4.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 15.50%, and operating margin of 6.90%. Valero Energy Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.2, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year Valero Energy Corporation, VLO has seen a EPS growth of 14.50%. A performance for the year of -22.99%. The 52-week high is -34.06%, and the 52-week low is 1.19%. The average volume for Valero Energy Corporation, VLO is 9570592.

With a target price of 68.5, can Valero Energy Corporation, VLO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Valero Energy Corporation, VLO. Valero Energy Corporation has a P/E of 6.73 and a forward P/E of 7.38. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Valero Energy Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.27 and 1.08 respectively. For P/cash, Valero Energy Corporation has a value of 5.93, while it is 9.26 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 47.73, Valero Energy Corporation has a dividend yield of 5.03%. We see a return on equity of 16.80%.

Looking more long-term Valero Energy Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -2.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 24.92% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 14.50% for this year and for the last five years a 37.50% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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