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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 54.28 (1.46% today). The market cap for Valero Energy Corporation is 24672.6, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry. The target price for Valero Energy Corporation is 63.67. Currently Valero Energy Corporation is trading with a P/E of 8.65, and a forward P/E of 10.12. Average volume for Valero Energy Corporation is 6526.16 and so far today it is 2576018.

Performance in the last year for Valero Energy Corporation has been -16.26%. For EPS growth, Valero Energy Corporation has seen a growth of 14.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 63.49%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 37.50% over the last five years and could be -10.40% 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 4.50%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -10.18%.

Since the IPO date for Valero Energy Corporation on the 1/4/1982, Valero Energy Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -22.77%. With Valero Energy Corporation trading at 54.28, the dividend yield is 4.49%, and the EPS is 6.19.

So could Valero Energy Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 8.65. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.32 and the P/B is at 1.22. The P/cash is 5.01, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

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

In terms of margins, Valero Energy Corporation has a gross margin of 15.60%, 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 *TBA with return on investment coming to 16.10%.

Insider ownership for Valero Energy Corporation, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 82.80%. Outstanding shares are at 461.17. While shares float is 461.17. The float short is currently 3.41%, and short ratio is 2.41.

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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