Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) Quarterly Sentiment Report

Randall Padilla
February 3, 2018

BAKER BROS. ADVISORS LP lowered its stake in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) by 4.85% during the September 2017 quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor held 169,000 shares of the commercial banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.29M, down from 190,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Williams Jones & Associates LLC boosted its stake in Valero Energy by 5.7% in the 2nd quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC raised its stake in Valero Energy by 1,015.3% during the third quarter. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -1.36% and stays 4.59% away from its 50 days moving average.

In terms of earnings per share, 9 analysts have a 0.74 EPS mean target for the quarter ending Mar-18, for the quarter ending Jun-18, 9 analysts have a 0.75 EPS mean target and for the quarter ending Jun-18 there are 11 estimates of 3.02 EPS. The firm owned 39,347,967 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 49,957 shares during the period.

Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) tinted gains of +0.67% (+0.3 points) to US$45.18. Company insiders own 0.45% of the company's stock. (NYSE:VLO) opened at $94.69 on Friday.

Valero Energy Co. has a 52-week low of $60.69 and a 52-week high of $99.95. Roughly 5.03 million shares changed hands compared to the three-month volume average 3.14 million shares. Trust Company Of Toledo Na who had been investing in Amgen Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $135.93B market cap company. Sales growth quarter over quarter is 0.199, with EPS growth quarter over quarter coming to a value of.

The collective rating of 2.5 for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) also leans strongly towards the neutral end of the spectrum.

Ethanol production volumes, however, averaged 4 million gallons per day during the fourth quarter, up 53,000 gallons when compared to the same period of a year ago. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.81 EPS. Scotiabank reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $84.00 target price on shares of Valero Energy in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 6th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 13th will be issued a $0.80 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 12th. Recently Valero Energy Corporation has seen performance for this week at -1.73%. About 2.60 million shares traded. Greystone Inv Ltd Liability Corporation holds 3.97% or 193,527 shares in its portfolio. Shares buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of VLO in report on Thursday, September 28 with "Hold" rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of X in report on Tuesday, October 17 with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan on Friday, October 6.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for Valero Energy Corporation is Hold, according to the average of 17 analyst scores. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, February 3 by Mizuho. This repurchase authorization allows the oil and gas company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Cable Hill Partners LLC now owns 1,316 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $101,000 after purchasing an additional 1,198 shares during the period. While the Short-Term Technical Indicators for the stock on 7-Day Average Directional Indicator shows "Sell" signal. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.23, for a total value of $87,230.00. Bkd Wealth Advisors Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 6,551 shares. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock has fallen nearly 7 percent in the last 12 months. Institutional investors own 81.40% of the company's stock.

Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. cut its position in shares of Valero Energy Co.

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Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. The Company's segments include refining, ethanol and Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP).

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $27.57 million activity. The ethanol segment includes its ethanol operations and the associated marketing activities, and logistics assets that support its ethanol operations.

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