Valero Energy Company Profile (NYSE:VLO)

About Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)

Valero Energy logoValero Energy Corporation (Valero) is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. The Company's segments include refining, ethanol and Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP). The refining segment includes its refining operations and the associated marketing activities. The ethanol segment includes its ethanol operations and the associated marketing activities, and logistics assets that support its ethanol operations. The Company owns logistics assets (crude oil pipelines, refined petroleum product pipelines, terminals, tanks, marine docks, truck rack bays and other assets) that support its refining operations. Some of these assets are owned by VLP, which is a midstream master limited partnership owned by the Company. VLP's assets include crude oil and refined petroleum products pipeline and terminal systems in the United States Gulf Coast and the United States Mid-Continent regions. Its refineries produce conventional gasolines, premium gasolines and lubricants, among others.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
  • Symbol: NYSE:VLO
  • CUSIP: 91913Y10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $28.26 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 447,231,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $65.00
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $65.94
  • 52 Week Range: $46.88 - $71.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 13.95
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.41
  • P/E Growth: 0.51
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $76.35 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.37
  • Book Value: $44.33 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.43
  • Annual Dividend: $2.80
  • Dividend Yield: 4.4%
  • EBIDTA: $5.25 billion
  • Net Margins: 3.03%
  • Return on Equity: 8.08%
  • Return on Assets: 3.80%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.37%
  • Current Ratio: 2.05%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.33%
  • Average Volume: 4.31 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.38
  • Short Ratio: 3.7

Frequently Asked Questions for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)

What is Valero Energy's stock symbol?

Valero Energy trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "VLO."

How often does Valero Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Valero Energy?

Valero Energy announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 3rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.70 per share on Wednesday, June 7th. This represents a $2.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.43%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 15th. View Valero Energy's Dividend History.

How were Valero Energy's earnings last quarter?

Valero Energy Co. (NYSE:VLO) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April, 25th. The company reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $21.77 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.15 billion. Valero Energy had a return on equity of 8.08% and a net margin of 3.03%. Valero Energy's quarterly revenue was up 38.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.60 EPS. View Valero Energy's Earnings History.

When will Valero Energy make its next earnings announcement?

Valero Energy is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 24th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Valero Energy.

Where is Valero Energy's stock going? Where will Valero Energy's stock price be in 2017?

18 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Valero Energy's stock. Their forecasts range from $54.00 to $86.00. On average, they expect Valero Energy's stock price to reach $68.62 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Valero Energy.

Are investors shorting Valero Energy?

Valero Energy saw a decrease in short interest in the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 15,190,825 shares, a decrease of 20.4% from the March 31st total of 19,082,139 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,498,740 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.3 days. Approximately 3.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who are some of Valero Energy's key competitors?

Who owns Valero Energy stock?

Valero Energy's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.47%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.41%), State Street Corp (5.64%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.85%), Ameriprise Financial Inc. (2.61%) and LSV Asset Management (1.93%). Company insiders that own Valero Energy stock include Joseph W Gorder, R Lane Riggs, R Michael Crownover and Stephen M Waters. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Valero Energy.

Who sold Valero Energy stock? Who is selling Valero Energy stock?

Valero Energy's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, FMR LLC, State Street Corp, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Capital Fund Management S.A., Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. Company insiders that have sold Valero Energy stock in the last year include Joseph W Gorder and Stephen M Waters. View Insider Buying and Selling for Valero Energy.

Who bought Valero Energy stock? Who is buying Valero Energy stock?

Valero Energy's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Stifel Financial Corp, LSV Asset Management, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., OppenheimerFunds Inc. and Geode Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Valero Energy.

How do I buy Valero Energy stock?

Shares of Valero Energy can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Valero Energy stock cost?

One share of Valero Energy stock can currently be purchased for approximately $63.19.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Hold Ratings, 10 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.56)
Consensus Price Target: $68.62 (8.59% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/25/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutralLowView Rating Details
5/22/2017US Capital AdvisorsReiterated RatingOverweightLowView Rating Details
5/16/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$65.55 -> $73.00HighView Rating Details
4/26/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$77.00 -> $78.00LowView Rating Details
4/22/2017Citigroup IncReiterated RatingNeutral$69.50 -> $70.00HighView Rating Details
4/19/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetHold$67.00 -> $65.00LowView Rating Details
3/27/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingBuy$70.00LowView Rating Details
3/24/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$67.00LowView Rating Details
2/3/2017MizuhoBoost Price TargetBuy$55.00 -> $58.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetOverweight$95.00 -> $85.00N/AView Rating Details
1/8/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeHoldN/AView Rating Details
1/5/2017Bank of America CorpUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$68.00 -> $86.00N/AView Rating Details
1/4/2017Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeBuy -> Hold$65.00N/AView Rating Details
11/16/2016Tudor PickeringUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
10/26/2016Howard WeilBoost Price TargetSector Outperform$58.00 -> $62.00N/AView Rating Details
7/9/2016Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
6/20/2016Wolfe ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
6/12/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
5/13/2016Erste GroupReiterated RatingBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
5/4/2016SimmonsReiterated RatingHold$66.00 -> $63.00N/AView Rating Details
3/28/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.DowngradeStrong-Buy -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
3/28/2016MacquarieLower Price TargetOutperform$69.00 -> $62.00N/AView Rating Details
12/16/2015ArgusUpgradeHold -> Buy$78.00N/AView Rating Details
12/3/2015Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$55.00 -> $60.00N/AView Rating Details
6/19/2015Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)
Earnings by Quarter for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/25/2017Q1 2017$0.60$0.68$19.15 billion$21.77 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2017Q416$0.77$0.81$17.42 billion$20.71 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2016Q316$0.93$1.24$19.49 billion$19.65 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2016Q216$1.03$1.07$16.79 billion$19.58 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q116$0.66$0.60$14.25 billion$15.71 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$1.45$1.79$17.59 billion$18.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315$2.66$2.79$18.77 billion$22.58 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$2.42$2.66$18.68 billion$25.12 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115$1.67$1.87$15.37 billion$21.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q414$1.13$1.83$25.79 billion$27.86 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q314$1.57$2.00$31.58 million$24.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q214$1.65$1.22$32.16 billion$34.90 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q114$1.41$1.54$32.24 billion$33.66 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2014Q413$1.42$1.78$30.85 billion$34.43 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q313$0.41$0.44$29.76 billion$36.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2013Q2 2013$0.94$0.90$31.78 billion$34.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q1 2013$0.98$1.18$30.41 billion$33.47 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/29/2013Q4 2012$1.16$1.88$31.01 million$34.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2012Q312$1.76$1.91$33.94 million$34.73 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2012$1.44$1.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2012$0.28$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2012$0.37($0.21)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2011$1.74$2.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2011$1.44$1.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.30$0.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2011$0.35$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.31
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.35
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.58$0.58$0.58
Q2 20172$1.35$1.35$1.35
Q3 20172$1.36$1.41$1.39
Q4 20172$0.75$1.23$0.99
Q1 20181$0.69$0.69$0.69
Q2 20181$1.33$1.33$1.33
Q3 20181$1.49$1.49$1.49
Q4 20181$0.84$0.84$0.84
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)
Next Dividend:6/7/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.80
Dividend Yield:4.43%
Dividend Growth:41.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:56.91% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
57.03% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
46.13% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 78.06%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/22/2017Stephen M. WatersDirectorSell1,000$66.19$66,190.00View SEC Filing  
1/26/2017Joseph W GorderInsiderSell39,057$67.85$2,650,017.45View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016R. Lane RiggsEVPSell10,060$60.00$603,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015R. Michael CrownoverEVPSell17,104$72.98$1,248,249.92View SEC Filing  
6/19/2015Stephen M WatersDirectorSell5,000$60.47$302,350.00View SEC Filing  
4/30/2015Stephen M WatersDirectorSell10,700$56.13$600,591.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Donald L NicklesDirectorSell3,000$58.00$174,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2015Stephen M WatersDirectorSell6,000$54.66$327,960.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2014William R KlesseDirectorSell37,943$49.94$1,894,873.42View SEC Filing  
11/12/2014William R KlesseDirectorSell20,000$51.33$1,026,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014William R KlesseDirectorSell57,893$53.22$3,081,065.46View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014Susan Kaufman PurcellDirectorSell4,000$55.77$223,080.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014William KlesseDirectorSell45,182$56.80$2,566,337.60View SEC Filing  
5/2/2014Stephen WatersDirectorSell5,000$57.98$289,900.00View SEC Filing  
3/24/2014Donald NicklesDirectorSell9,400$54.17$509,198.00View SEC Filing  
3/19/2014William KlesseCEOSell51,659$54.57$2,819,031.63View SEC Filing  
3/18/2014William KlesseCEOSell80,000$54.69$4,375,200.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Michael CiskowskiCFOSell102,907$54.01$5,558,007.07View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014William KlesseCEOSell133,926$52.72$7,060,578.72View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Susan Kaufman PurcellDirectorSell2,010$41.77$83,957.70View SEC Filing  
2/5/2013Donald L NicklesDirectorSell10,000$45.63$456,300.00View SEC Filing  
12/27/2012Kimberly S BowersEVPSell69,291$33.21$2,301,154.11View SEC Filing  
12/4/2012Susan Kaufman PurcellDirectorSell4,250$32.15$136,637.50View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)
Latest Headlines for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)
DateHeadline logoValero Energy Co. (VLO) Earns Neutral Rating from Piper Jaffray Companies - May 25 at 6:49 PM logoUS Capital Advisors Reiterates Overweight Rating for Valero Energy Co. (VLO) - May 24 at 1:26 PM logoValero Energy Co. (VLO) Expected to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $1.35 Per Share - May 24 at 7:30 AM logoOld Republic International Corp Buys VF Corp, Entergy Corp, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Sells ... - May 23 at 8:23 AM logoIs Valero Energy Undervalued? - May 23 at 8:23 AM logoBe Patient With Valero - Seeking Alpha - May 22 at 7:34 PM logoValero Energy Corp. : VLO-US: Dividend Analysis : May 17th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 18, 2017 - May 19 at 1:35 PM logoETFs with exposure to Valero Energy Corp. : May 18, 2017 - May 19 at 1:35 PM logoMPC, VLO, TSO, PSX: Which Is Analysts’ Pick? - May 18 at 10:42 AM logoA Look at Refining Stocks’ Correlation with WTI - May 18 at 10:42 AM logoValero - Top Tier Refiner With A Strong Shareholder Commitment - May 17 at 9:48 PM logoValero Energy Corp. :VLO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 17, 2017 - May 17 at 10:26 AM logoInvestors Buy Large Volume of Valero Energy Call Options (VLO) - May 17 at 7:20 AM logoValero Energy Co. (VLO) Cut to "Neutral" at Goldman Sachs Group Inc - May 16 at 10:04 PM logoComparing MPC’s, TSO’s, VLO’s, and PSX’s Valuation - May 16 at 8:20 AM logoValero Energy Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : VLO-US : May 16, 2017 - May 16 at 8:20 AM logoValero Energy Co. (VLO) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - May 15 at 10:36 AM logoHow Refining Stocks Have Performed in 2Q17 - May 15 at 8:33 AM logoValero: Cheaply Priced Dividend Machine - May 8 at 9:03 AM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Valero Energy Co. (VLO) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $22.14 Billion - May 6 at 9:02 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Valero Energy Co. (VLO) to Announce $1.41 Earnings Per Share - May 4 at 1:30 PM logoValero Energy Co. (VLO) to Issue $0.70 Quarterly Dividend - May 3 at 10:24 PM logoValero Energy Corporation Declares Regular Cash Dividend on Common Stock - May 3 at 6:51 PM logoValero Energy Corporation Declares Regular Cash Dividend on Common Stock - May 3 at 6:51 PM logoStock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Valero Energy (VLO) - May 3 at 7:22 AM logoValero Energy (VLO) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.28 - May 2 at 2:34 PM logoPhillips 66 Beat 1Q17 Earnings Estimates - May 2 at 8:26 AM logoValero Energy Co. (VLO) Short Interest Update - May 1 at 7:25 AM logoValero Energy (VLO) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows - April 29 at 11:35 AM logoValero Energy Partners' (VLP) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - April 29 at 12:57 AM logoValero Energy Partners misses 1Q profit forecasts - April 28 at 7:43 AM logoHas VLO’s Implied Volatility Tumbled following Its Earnings? - April 27 at 11:51 AM logoValero Energy Co. (VLO) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Royal Bank of Canada - April 27 at 12:54 AM logoRoyal Bank of Canada Boosts Valero Energy Co. (VLO) Price Target to $78.00 - April 26 at 11:16 PM logoValero Energy's Q1 Earnings: New Reporting Methods, Same So-So Results - April 26 at 5:07 PM logoValero’s 1Q17 Earnings Beat Estimates, Refining Margin Expands - April 26 at 5:07 PM logoEdited Transcript of VLO earnings conference call or presentation 25-Apr-17 2:00pm GMT - April 26 at 5:07 PM logoWhy Valero’s Refining Margin Expanded in 1Q17 - April 26 at 5:07 PM logoWhy Valero Stock Fell 1.5% despite Its 1Q17 Earnings Beat - April 26 at 5:07 PM logoValero Energy Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:VLO) : April 26, 2017 - April 26 at 5:07 PM logoValero Energy's Q1 Earnings: New Reporting Methods, Same So-So Results - April 26 at 10:52 AM logoValero Energy (VLO) Receiving Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 26 at 10:18 AM logoValero's Bottom Line Has Seen Better Days - April 26 at 8:23 AM logoToday's Post Earnings Research Reports on Alcoa and Valero Energy - April 26 at 8:23 AM logoUPDATE 1-Valero CEO expects Q2 biofuel costs to be 'a significant headwind' - April 25 at 7:30 PM logoValero Energy to process more crude amid strong gasoline demand - April 25 at 7:30 PM logoValero Energy Co. (VLO) Announces Earnings Results - April 25 at 10:46 AM logoValero (VLO) Tops Q1 Earnings and Revenue Estimates - April 25 at 8:49 AM logoValero Energy's quarterly profit slumps 38.4 percent - April 25 at 8:49 AM logoValero Energy Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VLO-US : April 25, 2017 - April 25 at 8:48 AM



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