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Morning Trending Tickers: Valero Energy Corporation, (VLO)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 30.59 B. Since its IPO date on the 01/04/1982, Valero Energy Corporation, VLO performance year to date is -0.79%. Today Valero Energy Corporation, VLO has gained -0.47%, with a current price of 67.46.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 83.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 54.70%. Return of assets are at 4.60%, with return on investment at 10.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Valero Energy Corporation, VLO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.42. While Total debt/equity is 0.43. With a profit margin of 2.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 12.50%, and operating margin of 4.00%. Valero Energy Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year Valero Energy Corporation, VLO has seen a EPS growth of -38.20%. A performance for the year of 36.82%. The 52-week high is -5.52%, and the 52-week low is 36.95%. The average volume for Valero Energy Corporation, VLO is 47767.

With a target price of 74.17, 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 14.93 and a forward P/E of 11.44. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.65. Valero Energy Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.37 and 1.53 respectively. For P/cash, Valero Energy Corporation has a value of 6.85, while it is 10.99 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 67.46, Valero Energy Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.13%. We see a return on equity of 10.40%.

Looking more long-term Valero Energy Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 23.14%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 28.70% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -38.20% for this year and for the last five years a 6.00% growth has been seen.

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