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 - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
  • Symbol: NYSE:VLO
  • CUSIP: 91913Y10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $30.41 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 447,231,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $66.32
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $66.02
  • 52 Week Range: $49.95 - $71.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.986
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.25
  • P/E Growth: 0.850
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $76.35 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.40
  • Book Value: $44.33 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.53
  • Annual Dividend: $2.80
  • Dividend Yield: 4.1%
  • EBIDTA: $5.25 billion
  • Net Margins: 2.57%
  • Return on Equity: 8.31%
  • Return on Assets: 3.80%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.41%
  • Current Ratio: 2.01%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.25%
  • Average Volume: 4.00 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.22
  • 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 9th will be given a dividend of $0.70 per share on Thursday, September 7th. This represents a $2.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.12%. 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) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July, 26th. The company reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.04. The business earned $19.58 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.79 billion. Valero Energy Corporation had a net margin of 2.57% and a return on equity of 8.31%. The firm's revenue was down 22.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $2.66 earnings per share. 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, July, 27th 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 price objectives for Valero Energy Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $54.00 to $86.00. On average, they expect Valero Energy Corporation's stock price to reach $71.29 in the next year. 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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include APG Asset Management N.V. (1.14%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.57%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.31%), PGGM Investments (0.18%), Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.14%) and Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.14%). 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 Russell Investments Group Ltd., James Investment Research Inc., Affinity Investment Advisors LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Robinson Value Management Ltd., PGGM Investments, Bollard Group LLC and CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp. 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 NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., First Quadrant L P CA, APG Asset Management N.V., Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., Sentinel Trust Co. LBA, Manning & Napier Advisors LLC, National Pension Service and FineMark National Bank & Trust. 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 $67.99.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE VLO)
Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  584 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  404 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  988
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: 6 Hold Ratings, 10 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.63)
Consensus Price Target: $71.29 (4.85% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/17/2017Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetBuy$70.00 -> $68.00LowView Rating Details
6/30/2017Standpoint ResearchInitiated CoverageAccumulate$84.00LowView Rating Details
6/26/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetBuy$70.00N/AView Rating Details
6/22/2017Jefferies Group LLCUpgradeHold -> Buy$65.00 -> $80.00LowView 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
5/22/2017US Capital AdvisorsReiterated RatingOverweightLowView Rating Details
5/16/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$65.55 -> $73.00HighView Rating Details
4/26/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$77.00 -> $78.00LowView 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
1/5/2017Bank 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 7/26/2015 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
7/27/2017Q2 2017$1.38N/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: $4.06
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.08
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.58$0.58$0.58
Q2 20172$1.23$1.35$1.29
Q3 20172$1.23$1.29$1.26
Q4 20172$0.73$1.13$0.93
Q1 20182$0.73$1.55$1.14
Q2 20182$1.29$1.98$1.64
Q3 20182$1.48$2.06$1.77
Q4 20182$0.94$2.12$1.53
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
Next Dividend:9/7/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.80
Dividend Yield:4.12%
Dividend Growth:41.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:61.54% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
68.80% (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: 79.18%
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
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 logoWhat's in Store for Valero Energy (VLO) in Q2 Earnings? - July 25 at 8:16 AM logoWhat's in Store for Valero Energy (VLO) in Q2 Earnings? - July 25 at 8:16 AM logoBidaskClub Downgrades Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) to Hold - July 24 at 6:34 PM logoStock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) - July 22 at 7:10 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $21.53 Billion - July 21 at 5:42 PM logoValero Braces For Potential Venezuela Sanctions Hit - Seeking Alpha - July 21 at 8:29 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.70 - July 20 at 7:23 PM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Thursday - July 20 at 7:46 AM logoNoteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: AXP, CRM, VLO - Nasdaq - July 20 at 3:10 AM logoBP Explores Pipeline Asset Sale to Form MLP & Make it Public - Nasdaq - July 19 at 4:08 PM logoBehind the Institutional Ownership in Valero Today - July 19 at 9:09 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) Given New $68.00 Price Target at Citigroup Inc. - July 17 at 5:58 PM logoWhere Valero’s Debt Stands next to Peers - July 17 at 10:46 AM logoDoes Valero’s Cash Flow Position Justify High Shareholder Returns? - July 17 at 10:46 AM logoWhat Valero’s Analysts Expect in Dividend Payments - July 17 at 10:46 AM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Valero Energy Corporation Lowered by US Capital Advisors (NYSE:VLO) - July 17 at 8:11 AM logoUnderstanding Valero’s Ethanol Earnings 2Q17 - July 14 at 4:58 PM logoValero enters anti-trust battle with California Attorney General over terminal purchase - San Antonio Business Journal - July 14 at 9:44 AM logoHas Correlation of Refining Stocks with WTI Surged in the Past Month? - July 13 at 11:14 AM logoValero enters anti-trust battle with California Attorney General over terminal purchase - July 13 at 11:14 AM logoValero Energy Corporation and Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Plan to Challenge Attempt to Block Proposed Acquisition by Valero of Certain Plains Assets - July 12 at 6:19 PM logoRefiners Tumble on Proposed Biofuel Quotas - July 7 at 2:43 AM logo[$$] Tesoro's on Top - July 6 at 4:39 PM logoValero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - July 4 at 8:50 AM logoWhy Marathon Petroleum’s Refining Margin Rose - July 3 at 8:12 AM logoValero files lawsuit against PG&E over Benicia refinery power outage - Reuters - July 1 at 8:49 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Research Coverage Started at Standpoint Research - June 30 at 11:00 AM logoValero Energy (VLO) Presents At J.P. Morgan Energy Equity Investor Conference - Slideshow - June 29 at 7:50 AM logoWhat’s the Forecast for Tesoro’s Stock Price for the Next 9 Days? - June 26 at 3:30 PM logoValero Energy Corporation Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (VLO) - June 26 at 1:28 PM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Expected to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $1.23 Per Share - June 26 at 7:02 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $21.67 Billion - June 25 at 10:04 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Expected to Announce Earnings of $1.38 Per Share - June 23 at 11:19 AM logoBrokers Issue Forecasts for Valero Energy Corporation's Q2 2018 Earnings (VLO) - June 23 at 11:18 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Raised to Buy at Jefferies Group LLC - June 22 at 2:58 PM logoCritical Review: Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) and Arc Logistic Partners (ARCX) - June 21 at 8:38 PM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Director Sells $333,166.68 in Stock - June 21 at 7:46 PM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Credit Suisse Group - June 21 at 1:20 PM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Stock Is a Refined Energy Choice - June 16 at 11:34 AM logoArgus: Valero explores Mexican product supply - Seeking Alpha - June 16 at 1:56 AM logoHere’s Where Valero’s Valuation Stands among Peers Today - June 15 at 8:53 PM logoPre-Market Technical Pulse on Oil and Gas Stocks -- Valero Energy, Marathon Petroleum, Phillips 66, and HollyFrontier - PR Newswire (press release) - June 15 at 3:51 PM logoETFs with exposure to Valero Energy Corp. : June 15, 2017 - June 15 at 3:50 PM logoYour Valero Forecast for the Week - June 15 at 4:08 AM logoShorting Valero: Gauging Short Interest in VLO Stock - June 15 at 4:08 AM logoValero Energy Corporation to Announce Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Results on ... - June 14 at 1:36 AM logoValero Energy Corporation to Announce Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Results on July 27, 2017 - June 14 at 1:36 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Upgraded to "Sell" by BidaskClub - June 13 at 6:44 PM logoValero Energy Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VLO-US : June 12, 2017 - June 12 at 8:00 PM logoValero Energy Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (VLO) - June 10 at 7:14 AM



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