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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 64.1 (0.96% today). The market cap for Valero Energy Corporation is 28763.59, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry. The target price for Valero Energy Corporation is 71.91. Currently Valero Energy Corporation is trading with a P/E of 13.01, and a forward P/E of 10.52. Average volume for Valero Energy Corporation is 4396.34 and so far today it is 2768000.

Performance in the last year for Valero Energy Corporation has been 10.97%. For EPS growth, Valero Energy Corporation has seen a growth of -38.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 23.86%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 6.00% over the last five years and could be 23.57% for the next five years. Valero Energy Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 10.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 31.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.44%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.72%.

Since the IPO date for Valero Energy Corporation on the 01/04/1982, Valero Energy Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -5.19%. With Valero Energy Corporation trading at 64.1, the dividend yield is 4.37%, and the EPS is 4.93.

So could Valero Energy Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 13.01. The PEG is 0.55, P/S is 0.38 and the P/B is at 1.44. The P/cash is 5.97, with P/free cash flow at 11.83.

Valero Energy Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2, and the quick ratio is 1.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.39, and total debt/equity at 0.4.

In terms of margins, Valero Energy Corporation has a gross margin of 13.70%, an operating margin of 4.70% and a profit margin of 3.00%.Payout ratio for Valero Energy Corporation is 48.40%. Return on assets come to 5.00% with return on investment coming to 10.00%.

Insider ownership for Valero Energy Corporation, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 82.60%. Outstanding shares are at 448.73. While shares float is 447.41. The float short is currently 4.27%, and short ratio is 4.34.

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