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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 25739.03. Since its IPO date on the 1/4/1982, Valero Energy Corporation, VLO performance year to date is -20.34%. Today Valero Energy Corporation, VLO has gained 0.97%, with a current price of 55.1.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 81.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 33.80%. Return of assets are at 6.60%, 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 0.32. While Total debt/equity is 0.36. With a profit margin of 3.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 15.50%, and operating margin of 6.30%. Valero Energy Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.9, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Valero Energy Corporation, VLO has seen a EPS growth of 14.50%. A performance for the year of -7.67%. The 52-week high is -23.02%, and the 52-week low is 18.85%. The average volume for Valero Energy Corporation, VLO is 262640.

With a target price of 64.25, 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 8.82 and a forward P/E of 10.42. 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 0.34 and 1.24 respectively. For P/cash, Valero Energy Corporation has a value of 5.23, while it is 10.7 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 55.1, Valero Energy Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.40%. We see a return on equity of 14.40%.

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 58.09% 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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