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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 6409.34, and so far today it has a volume of 4043519. Performance year to date since the 1/4/1982 is -24.53%.

To help you determine whether Valero Energy Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 8.45 and forward P/E is 9.88. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Valero Energy Corporation has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.32 and the P/B ratio is 1.19. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.95 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Valero Energy Corporation is trading at, 51.56 (-1.37% today), Valero Energy Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.59%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 33.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.19, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 50.98% after growing 14.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -34.40%, and -22.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 466.12, and the number of shares float is 466.12. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 83.00%. The float short is 3.37%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.45. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 16.10%.

The ability for Valero Energy Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, Valero Energy Corporation has a gross margin of 15.60%, with its operating margin at 6.30%, and Valero Energy Corporation has a profit margin of 3.90%.

The 52 week high is -28.76%, with 9.99% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.08% and the 200 day simple moving average is -14.93%.

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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