Analysts’ Review under Consideration: Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO)

Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) shares traded -1.31% down during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $65.55. The stock exchanged hands 3.29 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 4.26 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $29.32 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $73.76 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 17 opinions.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) high price target of $103 and with a conservative view have low price target of $65.

Bank of America “Upgrades” Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) in a research note issued to investors on 1/05/17 to Buy with price target of $0.

Additionally on 1/04/17 Deutsche Bank “Downgrades” Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) to Hold setting price target at $0 and on 11/16/16 Tudor Pickering “Upgrades” the stock to Buy at $0. Furthermore on 10/19/16 Citigroup “Maintained” the stock to Buy.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 47.8 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 1.12, Consequently Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 1.37%, 1.77% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.29.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 2.3. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

According to analysts Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO)’s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $1.27 and can go high up to $2.04. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $1.64 derived from a total of 15 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $1.07 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.

Previously Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.6 by $0.08. The company posted an earnings surprise of 13.3%.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of 38.7% whereas during current quarter it has 53.3% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 31.7% during current year and 26.9% for next year. Past 5 years growth of Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) observed at 1.55%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of 25.51% over growth.

Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $20.62 Billion according to 6 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $24.22 Billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $16.68 Billion. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $85.79 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $71.08 Billion and high estimates of $99.25 Billion according to 7 number of analysts.

Currently Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO)’s shares owned by insiders are 0.3%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 83.9%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -8.81%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded -0.11%.

Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) 52-week high price stands at $70.66 and low price stands at $45.45, its price distance from 52-week high is -7.23% while its distance from 52-week low price is 44.21%. The stock hit its 52-week high on 01/03/17, and 52-week low on 07/08/16.

Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $81.72 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 0.36. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $44.25 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 1.48, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $9.99, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 6.56. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 0.57 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 14.44.

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