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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 23910.38. It is in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 7.11, a forward P/E of 8.54 and EPS of 7.09. At a stock price of 50.96 (1.05%) it has a dividend yield of 4.76%.

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 37.98% and more long-term -4.50% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -43.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -26.30%.

For performance, Valero Energy Corporation the past week has seen a gain of 4.00%. For the last month performance for Valero Energy Corporation is -2.63%. While the last quarter is -16.04% and half year, -22.49%. Finally for the year, performance is -23.22%.

The 52-week high for Valero Energy Corporation, is at -29.59%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 8.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.46% and -16.60% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.36%, and for the month it is 2.86%. Valero Energy Corporation, has a target price of 66.64.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.35, and for total debt/equity Valero Energy Corporation has 0.36. The gross margin is 15.50%, while operating margin is 6.90%, the profit margin is 4.30%. The current ratio is 2.2 and the quick ratio is 1.3.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 83.00%. Valero Energy Corporation has a payout ratio of 26.60%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 474.13. The shares float is 467.49, with the float short at 2.84%, with short ratio coming to 2.15.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Valero Energy Corporation, get 7.70%, with its returns on investment at 16.10%. Return on equity is 16.80%. So will the investors see the target price of 66.64, 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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