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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)?

The company in question is, Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) currently with a stock price of 54.15 (0.67% today). The market cap for Valero Energy Corporation is 25009.72, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry. The target price for Valero Energy Corporation is 63.76. Currently Valero Energy Corporation is trading with a P/E of 8.75, and a forward P/E of 10.41. Average volume for Valero Energy Corporation is 5887.28 and so far today it is 5459600.

Performance in the last year for Valero Energy Corporation has been -11.70%. For EPS growth, Valero Energy Corporation has seen a growth of 14.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 55.64%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 37.50% over the last five years and could be -12.39% for the next five years. Valero Energy Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -22.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -34.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.07%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -4.56%.

Since the IPO date for Valero Energy Corporation on the 1/4/1982, Valero Energy Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -20.96%. With Valero Energy Corporation trading at 54.15, the dividend yield is 4.43%, and the EPS is 6.19.

So could Valero Energy Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 8.75. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.33 and the P/B is at 1.23. The P/cash is 5.08, with P/free cash flow at 10.4.

Valero Energy Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.9, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.32, and total debt/equity at 0.36.

In terms of margins, Valero Energy Corporation has a gross margin of 15.50%, an operating margin of 6.30% and a profit margin of 3.90%.Payout ratio for Valero Energy Corporation is 33.80%. Return on assets come to 6.60% with return on investment coming to 16.10%.

Insider ownership for Valero Energy Corporation, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 81.70%. Outstanding shares are at 461.86. While shares float is 459.14. The float short is currently 3.96%, and short ratio is 3.09.

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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