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: $28.59768 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 441,663,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $67.47
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $66.09
  • 52 Week Range: $51.17 - $71.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.98
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.40
  • P/E Growth: 0.81
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $79.1 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.36
  • Book Value: $45.07 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.44
  • Annual Dividend: $2.80
  • Dividend Yield: 4.3%
  • 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: 3.85 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.21
  • 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 paid a dividend of $0.70 per share on Thursday, September 7th. This represents a $2.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 earnings results on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $1.23 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.08 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $22.25 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $19.32 billion. Valero Energy Corporation had a return on equity of 8.59% and a net margin of 2.17%. The business's revenue was up 13.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $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 Tuesday, October, 24th 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 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Valero Energy Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $54.00 to $86.00. On average, they anticipate Valero Energy Corporation's share price to reach $71.29 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors 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 purchased 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 $64.75.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE VLO)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  596 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  421 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,017
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: $71.29 (10.09% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
6/22/2017Jefferies 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
5/16/2017Goldman 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 8/20/2015 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
10/23/2017$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: $4.17
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.21
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.58$0.58$0.58
Q2 20172$1.23$1.35$1.29
Q3 20172$1.29$1.44$1.37
Q4 20172$0.73$1.13$0.93
Q1 20182$0.70$1.55$1.13
Q2 20182$1.40$1.98$1.69
Q3 20182$1.55$2.06$1.81
Q4 20182$1.05$2.12$1.59
(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:4.32%
Dividend Growth:41.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:69.14% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
68.13% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
49.30% (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: 78.88%
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 logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Lowered to "Strong Sell" at BidaskClub - August 19 at 2:44 PM logoValero Energy Corp Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average - Notable for VLO - August 18 at 8:33 AM logoForecasting Andeavor’s Stock Price - August 18 at 8:32 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Forecasted to Post FY2017 Earnings of $4.07 Per Share - August 18 at 7:32 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Downgraded by US Capital Advisors to Hold - August 18 at 6:22 AM logoBallparking Valero's Future RIN Costs - Seeking Alpha - August 17 at 9:04 AM logoValero Energy And The RFS Problem - August 15 at 3:41 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Valero Energy Corp. - August 11 at 3:50 PM logoValero Energy Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : VLO-US : August 11, 2017 - August 11 at 3:50 PM logoValero Energy Corporation to Participate in the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference - August 10 at 8:38 PM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.27 Per Share - August 8 at 4:28 PM logoRPT-Higher-cost crude could squeeze margins at US refiners - Nasdaq - August 7 at 8:24 AM logoValero Signs Long-Term Agreements to Import Refined Products into Central Mexico - August 5 at 8:18 AM logoUS to reject biofuel program tweak in snub to Icahn -sources - Nasdaq - August 4 at 9:47 AM logoValero signs supply deal to ship fuels to Mexico - San Antonio Business Journal - August 4 at 9:47 AM logoReminder - Valero Energy (VLO) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon - Nasdaq - August 4 at 9:47 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 07, 2017 - Nasdaq - August 4 at 9:47 AM logoDividend Coverage: This Petroleum Refining and Ethanol Producing Company has an Dividend Yield of 4.07%; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on August 07, 2017 - August 4 at 9:47 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) Downgraded to "Sell" at BidaskClub - August 2 at 5:12 PM logoValero Energy In Q2: The Growth Continues - Seeking Alpha - August 2 at 8:28 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - July 29 at 10:58 AM logoValero Energy's Second-Quarter Results Get a Welcome Boost From Refining - July 29 at 8:29 AM logoEdited Transcript of VLO earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 2:00pm GMT - July 29 at 8:29 AM logoAcquisitions boost second quarter profits for Valero Energy Partners - July 29 at 8:29 AM logoValero’s 2Q17 Earnings Beat Estimates, RIN Costs Rise - July 29 at 8:29 AM logoScotiabank Analysts Give Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) a $70.00 Price Target - July 28 at 11:33 AM logoValero Energy's Second-Quarter Results Get a Welcome Boost From Refining - July 28 at 10:48 AM logoValero Energy (VLO) Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - July 28 at 9:40 AM logoValero Energy Corporation (VLO) Issues Earnings Results - July 27 at 6:29 PM 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



Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Chart for Sunday, August, 20, 2017

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