Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 30.48 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Valero Energy Corporation is 68.04 (with a change from open of 0.00%), this in conjunction with a target price of 74.24. Volume today has so far reached 0, with an average volume of about 4163.63. The GAP for this stock, is 0.00%.
The P/E ratio is 14.99, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.74. The current EPS for Valero Energy Corporation, is 4.54, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -38.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -0.41%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Valero Energy Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 33.13% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 19.80%. Quarter over quarter is -36.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 38.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 6.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -9.70%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 83.30%. Shares outstanding is 448, while shares float is at a value of 445.91. Float short for Valero Energy Corporation is 4.16% and the short ratio is 4.45.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.42, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.43. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2, and the quick ratio is 1.3. The most recent gross margin is 12.50% and their operating margin is 4.00%. The profit margin is 2.60%.
Valero Energy Corporation has seen returns on assets of 4.60%, and on investment, 10.00%. Return on equity is 10.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.76. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.37, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.54 and Price/cash is 6.83, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 10.95.
The simple moving averages are 1.70% and 5.63% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.71% and the 52 week low is 38.12%.
Valero Energy Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.12%, with a current price of 68.04. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 54.70%. This is in an industry, Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Valero Energy Corporation is based in USA.
Performance in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry means that Valero Energy Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -0.21%, with performance for the month coming to 5.08%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 5.19%, and for the half year the performance is 35.00%. Volatility for this week is 1.38% and for the month this is 1.81%.
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