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How has Valero Energy Corporation:(NYSE:VLO) performed recently?

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 25543.63. It is in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 8.99, a forward P/E of 10.68 and EPS of 6.19. At a stock price of 55.63 (0.63%) it has a dividend yield of 4.31%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 37.50%, more recently this last year it has grown by 14.50%. The next year growth is going to be about 57.01% and more long-term -10.40% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -34.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -22.00%.

For performance, Valero Energy Corporation the past week has seen a gain of 2.20%. For the last month performance for Valero Energy Corporation is 7.60%. While the last quarter is 2.84% and half year, -7.68%. Finally for the year, performance is -1.99%.

The 52-week high for Valero Energy Corporation, is at -22.28%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 19.99%. The 20-day simple moving average is 7.49% and -5.81% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.81%, and for the month it is 2.14%. Valero Energy Corporation, has a target price of 64.25.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.32, and for total debt/equity Valero Energy Corporation has 0.36. The gross margin is 15.50%, while operating margin is 6.30%, the profit margin is 3.90%. The current ratio is 1.9 and the quick ratio is 1.2.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 81.90%. Valero Energy Corporation has a payout ratio of 33.80%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 459.17. The shares float is 459.03, with the float short at 3.88%, with short ratio coming to 2.71.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Valero Energy Corporation, get 6.60%, with its returns on investment at 16.10%. Return on equity is 14.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 64.25, reached soon?

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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