Stock Updates

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 23716.26. Since its IPO date on the 1/4/1982, Valero Energy Corporation, VLO performance year to date is -27.41%. Today Valero Energy Corporation, VLO has gained 3.10%, with a current price of 51.85.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 26.60%. Return of assets are at 7.70%, 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 0.35. While Total debt/equity is 0.36. With a profit margin of 4.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 15.50%, and operating margin of 6.90%. Valero Energy Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.2, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year Valero Energy Corporation, VLO has seen a EPS growth of 14.50%. A performance for the year of -20.82%. The 52-week high is -28.36%, and the 52-week low is 10.60%. The average volume for Valero Energy Corporation, VLO is 5783201.

With a target price of 62.64, 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 7.09 and a forward P/E of 8.95. 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 0.29 and 1.14 respectively. For P/cash, Valero Energy Corporation has a value of 6.28, while it is 9.81 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 51.85, Valero Energy Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.77%. We see a return on equity of 16.80%.

Looking more long-term Valero Energy Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -8.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 42.80% 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.

About the author

Tony Dabbs

Leave a Comment