Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) shares traded -0.95% down during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $83.34. The stock exchanged hands 3.45 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 4.6 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $35.42 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $107.29 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 $151 and with a conservative view have low price target of $82.
Goldman Sachs “Upgrades” Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) in a research note issued to investors on 1/25/19 to Neutral with price target of $0.
Additionally on 1/18/19 Macquarie “Upgrades” Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) to Outperform setting price target at $0 and on 1/10/19 PiperJaffray “Assumes” the stock to Overweight at $0. Furthermore on 12/31/18 Raymond James “Maintained” the stock to Outperform at $100.
On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 56.09 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 2.37, Consequently Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 2.38%, 2.76% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.2.
In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 2.1. 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 $0.25 and can go high up to $2.25. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.82 derived from a total of 15 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $1 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.
Previously Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) reported $2.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.07 by $1.05. The company posted an earnings surprise of 98.1%.
Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $20.69 Billion according to 7 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $28.28 Billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $7.26 Billion. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $105.36 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $71.32 Billion and high estimates of $125.96 Billion according to 10 number of analysts.
Currently Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO)’s shares owned by insiders are 0.3%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 82.7%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded 2%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded 0.65%.
Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $114.7 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 0.31. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $51.55 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 1.62, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $8.36, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 9.97. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 0.42 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 13.43.