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Is Valero Energy Corporation(NYSE: VLO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/4/1982. Valero Energy Corporation is in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Valero Energy Corporation, is 6160.03, and so far today it has a volume of 2533466. Performance year to date since the 1/4/1982 is -26.60%.

To help you determine whether Valero Energy Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 7.17 and forward P/E is 8.61. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Valero Energy Corporation has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.29 and the P/B ratio is 1.15. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.38 and 9.97 respectively.

At the current price Valero Energy Corporation is trading at, 50.97 (0.25% today), Valero Energy Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.72%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 26.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 7.09, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 37.98% after growing 14.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -43.40%, and -26.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 474.13, and the number of shares float is 467.49. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 83.00%. The float short is 2.84%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.16. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.70%, and also a return on investment of 16.10%.

The ability for Valero Energy Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.2, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 0.35 and total debt/equity is 0.36. In terms of margins, Valero Energy Corporation has a gross margin of 15.50%, with its operating margin at 6.90%, and Valero Energy Corporation has a profit margin of 4.30%.

The 52 week high is -29.57%, with 8.74% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.29% and the 200 day simple moving average is -16.51%.

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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