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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 24990.8. Since its IPO date on the 1/4/1982, Valero Energy Corporation, VLO performance year to date is -21.78%. Today Valero Energy Corporation, VLO has gained -2.53%, with a current price of 52.82.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 33.80%. Return of assets are at *TBA, 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 *TBA. While Total debt/equity is *TBA. With a profit margin of 3.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 15.60%, and operating margin of 6.30%. Valero Energy Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Valero Energy Corporation, VLO has seen a EPS growth of 14.50%. A performance for the year of -14.85%. The 52-week high is -27.02%, and the 52-week low is 12.67%. The average volume for Valero Energy Corporation, VLO is 4331913.

With a target price of 63.67, 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 8.76 and a forward P/E of 10.25. 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 0.33 and 1.23 respectively. For P/cash, Valero Energy Corporation has a value of 5.07, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 52.82, Valero Energy Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.43%. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term Valero Energy Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -10.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 63.49% 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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