Valero Energy Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:VLO)

About Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)

Valero Energy Corporation 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 and Marketing
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
  • Symbol: NYSE:VLO
  • CUSIP: 91913Y10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $32.11 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 441,663,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $67.99
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $66.37
  • 52 Week Range: $51.17 - $73.20
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.95
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.10
  • P/E Growth: 0.82
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $79.1 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.41
  • Book Value: $45.07 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.61
  • Annual Dividend: $2.80
  • Dividend Yield: 3.9%
  • EBIDTA: $4.86 billion
  • Net Margins: 2.17%
  • Return on Equity: 8.59%
  • Return on Assets: 3.88%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.40%
  • Current Ratio: 2.05%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.31%
  • Average Volume: 3.76 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.19
  • Short Ratio: 4.64

Frequently Asked Questions for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)

What is Valero Energy Corporation's stock symbol?

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

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

Valero Energy Corporation declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.70 per share on Thursday, September 7th. This represents a $2.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.85%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 7th. View Valero Energy Corporation's Dividend History.

How were Valero Energy Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $1.23 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.08 by $0.15. The company earned $22.25 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.32 billion. Valero Energy Corporation had a net margin of 2.17% and a return on equity of 8.59%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.07 EPS. View Valero Energy Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Valero Energy Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Valero Energy Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Valero Energy Corporation.

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

16 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Valero Energy Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $58.00 to $86.00. On average, they expect Valero Energy Corporation's share price to reach $72.38 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Valero Energy Corporation.

Who are some of Valero Energy Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Valero Energy Corporation's key executives?

Valero Energy Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Joseph W. Gorder, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Michael S. Ciskowski, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Jay D. Browning, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • R. Lane Riggs, Executive Vice President - Refining Operations and Engineering
  • Gary K. Simmons, Senior Vice President–Supply, International Operations and Systems Optimization
  • Robert A. Profusek, Lead Independent Director
  • H. Paulett Eberhart CPA, Independent Director
  • Kimberly S. Greene, Independent Director
  • Deborah Platt Majoras, Independent Director
  • Donald L. Nickles, Independent Director

Who owns Valero Energy Corporation stock?

Valero Energy Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.79%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.64%), State Street Corp (5.60%), Ameriprise Financial Inc. (2.64%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.40%) and LSV Asset Management (2.03%). Company insiders that own Valero Energy Corporation stock include Joseph W Gorder, R Lane Riggs, R Michael Crownover, Stephen M Waters and Susan Kaufman Purcell. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Valero Energy Corporation.

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

Valero Energy Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, AJO LP, Lazard Asset Management LLC, State Street Corp, Schroder Investment Management Group, WINTON GROUP Ltd, Rothschild Asset Management Inc. and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Valero Energy Corporation stock in the last year include Joseph W Gorder, Stephen M Waters and Susan Kaufman Purcell. View Insider Buying and Selling for Valero Energy Corporation.

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

Valero Energy Corporation's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Harbour Capital Advisors LLC, BlackRock Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Northern Trust Corp and Quantitative Investment Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Valero Energy Corporation.

How do I buy Valero Energy Corporation stock?

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

What is Valero Energy Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Valero Energy Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $72.71.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE VLO)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  618 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  441 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,059
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Valero Energy Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.56)
Consensus Price Target: $72.38 (0.45% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/31/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$77.00LowView Rating Details
8/23/2017Jefferies Group LLCLower Price TargetBuy$80.00 -> $78.00HighView Rating Details
8/17/2017US Capital AdvisorsDowngradeOverweight -> HoldLowView Rating Details
7/27/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetBuy$70.00LowView Rating Details
7/17/2017Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetBuy$70.00 -> $68.00LowView Rating Details
6/30/2017Standpoint ResearchInitiated CoverageAccumulate$84.00LowView Rating Details
6/21/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$65.00LowView Rating Details
5/30/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$77.00 -> $70.00LowView Rating Details
5/25/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutralMediumView Rating Details
5/16/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$65.55 -> $73.00HighView 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
1/5/2017Bank of America CorporationUpgradeNeutral -> 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 & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
6/20/2016Wolfe ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
6/12/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated 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
(Data available from 9/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
Earnings by Quarter for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE VLO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/26/2017$1.41N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017$1.08$1.23$19.32 billion$22.25 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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 Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.32
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.17
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.58$0.58$0.58
Q2 20172$1.23$1.35$1.29
Q3 20172$1.44$1.57$1.51
Q4 20172$0.73$1.15$0.94
Q1 20182$0.70$1.58$1.14
Q2 20182$1.40$1.96$1.68
Q3 20182$1.55$2.03$1.79
Q4 20182$1.05$2.07$1.56
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
Most Recent Dividend:9/7/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.80
Dividend Yield:3.85%
Dividend Growth:41.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:69.14% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
65.27% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
50.45% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Valero Energy Corporation (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 Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.45%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 80.69%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/6/2017Stephen M. WatersDirectorSell1,500$68.00$102,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2017Susan Kaufman PurcellDirectorSell5,151$64.68$333,166.68View SEC Filing  
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 Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
Latest Headlines for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
DateHeadline logoIcahn's oil refiner CVR starts unwinding biofuels bet - Reuters - September 19 at 3:17 PM logoValero & Plains All American Abandon Asset Purchase Plan - Nasdaq - September 19 at 3:17 PM logoValero Energy Reaches Analyst Target Price - Nasdaq - September 19 at 3:17 PM logoValero: Gasoline Exports To Mexico Could Surge - Seeking Alpha - September 19 at 3:17 PM logoFire breaks out at Valero's Port Arthur, Texas refinery - September 19 at 2:22 PM logoThe overlooked asset class that looks set to dominate over the next 5 years - September 19 at 9:20 AM logoValero Energy Corporation and Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Elect to Terminate Proposed Acquisition by Valero of Certain Plains Assets - September 18 at 6:24 PM logoValero Energy (VLO) to Benefit From Mexican Energy Reforms - September 18 at 7:49 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - September 17 at 10:37 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $22.28 Billion - September 16 at 6:56 AM logoEPA says benzene leak at Valero's Houston refinery was underestimated - Houston Business Journal - September 15 at 3:48 PM logoNoteworthy Friday Option Activity: VHC, VLO, AGN - Nasdaq - September 15 at 3:48 PM logoValero CEO Joe Gorder: We're aggressively pursuing Mexican fuels market - San Antonio Business Journal - September 15 at 3:48 PM logoMagellan Midstream Partners, L.P. Teams Up to Deliver Higher-Octane Returns - September 15 at 3:47 PM logoValero Energy Corporation to Announce Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Results on October 26, 2017 - September 15 at 11:07 AM logoMagellan Midstream Sees Biggest Gasoline Spill Due to Harvey - September 14 at 1:57 AM logoMagellan Midstream Sees Biggest Gasoline Spill Due to Harvey - Nasdaq - September 13 at 3:55 PM logoVenezuela's crude supply to the United States was flat in August - September 13 at 3:55 PM logoBehind Phillips 66’s Moving Averages in 3Q17 - September 13 at 3:55 PM logoWhat’s the Forecast for Phillips 66 Stock for the Next Quarter? - September 13 at 3:55 PM logoCramer’s charts point to 3 refiners that could surge in the hurricane recovery - September 13 at 11:01 AM logoTrade of the Day: Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Stock Is a Breakout Beauty - September 13 at 7:53 AM logoNotable ETF Outflow Detected - HDV, VLO, PSX, KMB - Nasdaq - September 12 at 11:54 AM logoHow Marathon Petroleum’s Refining Yields Moved in 2Q17 - September 12 at 11:54 AM logoCritical Survey: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SNP) and Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) - September 10 at 6:26 PM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Presents At Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference - Slideshow - September 10 at 9:25 AM logoValero Energy-Magellan Midstream Arms to Construct Pipeline - Yahoo Finance - September 9 at 9:43 AM logoInstitutional Ownership in Marathon Petroleum: Who’s Buying It? - September 8 at 10:05 AM logoMarathon Petroleum’s Valuation and the Peer Average - September 8 at 10:05 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Director Sells $102,000.00 in Stock - September 7 at 4:24 PM logoValero - A $90 Stock - Seeking Alpha - September 7 at 10:52 AM logoValero announces new Texas pipeline deal - San Antonio Business Journal - September 7 at 10:52 AM logoValero distributes free gasoline to communities hit by Harvey - San Antonio Business Journal - September 6 at 9:57 AM logoMagellan Midstream to Expand Texas Refined Petroleum Products Pipeline System - September 6 at 9:57 AM logoMagellan Midstream to Expand Texas Refined Petroleum Products Pipeline System - September 6 at 9:57 AM logoValero Announces Its Central Texas Pipeline and Terminal Projects - September 6 at 9:57 AM logoValero Announces Its Central Texas Pipeline and Terminal Projects - September 6 at 9:57 AM logoValero says Corpus Christi, Texas City refineries at pre-Harvey levels - September 4 at 8:32 PM logoValero says Corpus Christi, Texas City refineries at pre-Harvey levels - Reuters - September 4 at 3:31 PM logoU.S. crude climbs higher, gasoline tumbles, as Harvey subsides - September 4 at 3:31 PM logoColonial to seek FERC permission to move nonsummer grade gasoline on fuels pipeline - September 4 at 7:43 AM logoCorpus Christi's storm-ravaged energy industry begins slow recovery - September 2 at 10:12 AM logoPort Corpus Christi, refineries given green light to reopen days ahead of schedule - September 2 at 10:12 AM logoHurricane Harvey Is About to Pummel Your Wallet - September 2 at 10:12 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Upgraded to "Buy" at ValuEngine - September 2 at 12:06 AM logoRetail U.S. gasoline prices surge as Harvey keeps refiners shut - September 1 at 10:45 AM logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Marathon Petroleum, Valero Energy and Range Resources - September 1 at 10:45 AM logoNo official timeline for Motiva refinery restart; Gas prices surge - September 1 at 10:45 AM logoValero preparing to restart two Texas refineries - Seeking Alpha - August 30 at 8:45 PM logoValero keeps Houston-area refineries in operation as Harvey moves - San Antonio Business Journal - August 30 at 10:50 AM



Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Chart for Tuesday, September, 19, 2017

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