Valero Energy Corporation News: Why VLO Stock Is Zooming Higher Today

Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] has traded in a range of $31.00 to $98.03 in the last 1 year. As of this writing, the stock is at $61.27, up 5.80%. To check whether the stock’s short-term amount has a thrust, its good to check stock’s recent movement. Over the last week, VLO shares are 8.21% up with the monthly amount drift of 57.22% and seems well in a long time frame.

On 28, October 2020, Valero Energy Corporation Declares Regular Cash Dividend on Common Stock. According to news published on Yahoo Finance, The Board of Directors of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO, “Valero”) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on common stock of $0.98 per share. The dividend is payable on December 9, 2020, to holders of record at the close of business on November 18, 2020.

Analyst Birdseye View:

The most recent analyst activity for Valero Energy Corporation [NYSE:VLO] stock was on July 20, 2020, when it was Upgrade with a Buy rating from Jefferies, which also raised its 12-month price target on the stock to $62. Before that, on October 01, 2020, Goldman Recapitulated a Sell rating and elevated its amount target to $37. On July 08, 2020, Morgan Stanley Downgrade an Equal-weight rating and plunged its price target on this stock from $85 to $70. On June 17, 2020, Goldman Downgrade a Neutral rating and increased its price target to $68. On May 04, 2020, Mizuho Upgrade a Buy rating and increased its price target to $85. On April 21, 2020, Jefferies Downgrade a Hold rating and boosted its amount on this stock to $52. On March 27, 2020, CFRA Downgrade a Hold rating. On March 26, 2020 Jefferies Upgrade a Buy rating and elevated its amount target to $52.

In the past 52 weeks of trading, this stock has oscillated between a low of $31.00 and a peak of $98.03. Right now, the middling Wall Street analyst 12-month amount mark is $59.00. At the most recent market close, shares of Valero Energy Corporation [NYSE:VLO] were valued at $61.27. According to the average price forecast, investors can expect a potential return of -2.83%.

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS

Valero Energy Corporation [NYSE:VLO] most recently reported quarterly sales of 15.82 billion, which represented growth of -42.00%. This publicly-traded organization’s revenue is $10,596,459 per employee, while its income is $236,255 per employee. This company’s Gross Margin is currently 1.80%, its Operating Margin is 0.80%, its Pretax Margin is +3.22, and its Net Margin is +2.23. Continuing to look at profitability, this corporation’s Return on Assets, Equity, Whole Principal & invested Principal is sitting at 4.59, 11.11, 11.99 and 7.73 respectively.

If looking now at the Principal structure of this organization, it shows its whole liability to the whole Principal at 33.46 and the whole liability to whole assets at 20.11. It shows enduring liability to the whole principal at 30.94 and enduring liability to assets at 0.19 while looking for an extended time period.

Readers are usually of view to make a close observation to the indicators that support and make resistance before moving to any particular stock. As of now, the company’s stock is sitting at 59.66 points at 1st support level, the second support level is making up to 58.06. But as of 1st resistance point, this stock is sitting at 62.27 and at 63.28 for 2nd resistance point.

Valero Energy Corporation [VLO] reported its earnings at -$1.16 per share in the fiscal quarter closing of 9/29/2020. The Analysts for Wall Street were expecting to report its earnings at -$1.49/share signifying the difference of 0.33 and 22.10% surprise value. Comparing the previous quarter ending of 6/29/2020, the stated earnings were -$1.25 calling estimates for -$1.41/share with the difference of 0.16 depicting the surprise of 11.30%.

Important Ratio’s To Watch

Meanwhile, turning our focus to liquidity, the Current Ratio for Valero Energy Corporation [NYSE:VLO] is 1.90. Likewise, the Quick ratio is also the same, showing Cash ratio at 0.20. Now if looking for a valuation of this stock’s amount to sales ratio it’s 0.36 and it’s amount to book ratio is 1.76.

Insider Stories

The most recent insider trade was by Gorder Joseph W, COB & CEO, and it was the sale of 36000.0 shares on Dec 03. Gorder Joseph W, the COB & CEO, completed a sale of 3200.0 shares on Dec 02. On Mar 13, Pfeiffer Philip J., Director, completed a purchase of 1310.0 shares.