Valero Energy Price Target, Predictions & Analyst Ratings

+1.85 (+2.83 %)
(As of 09/23/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume3.36 million shs
Average Volume3.96 million shs
Market Capitalization$27.46 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield6.00%

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) Price Target and Consensus Rating

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Analyst Rating Consensus

Based on 13 Analyst Ratings

Analyst Price Target Consensus


High PT$102.00
Average PT$82.00
Low PT$37.00
9/24/20 to 9/24/21
1 Month Ago
8/25/20 to 8/25/21
3 Months Ago
6/26/20 to 6/26/21
1 Year Ago
9/25/19 to 9/24/20
Consensus Rating
Strong Buy
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
11 Buy rating(s)
13 Buy rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
Consensus Price Target$82.00$85.23$83.13$71.86
Price Target Upside22.08% Upside22.05% Upside20.34% Upside23.90% Upside
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Analyst Ratings By Month

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Average Share Price and Price Target by Month

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Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) vs. Its Competitors

TypeValero EnergyOils/Energy CompaniesS&P 500
Consensus Rating Score
Consensus RatingBuyHoldBuy
Price Target Upside29.11% Upside7.82% Upside
News Sentiment RatingNeutral News
Positive News
Neutral News
Community Rating
Outperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Avg. Outperform Votes
Avg. Underperform Votes
Avg. Outperform Votes
Avg. Underperform Votes

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) Analyst Ratings History

DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetUpside/Downside on Report DateDetails
9/16/2021Piper Sandler
Lower Price TargetOverweight$81.00 ➝ $75.00+12.76%
9/7/2021Morgan Stanley
Initiated CoverageOverweight$80.00+23.65%
Prashant Rao
Lower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$101.00 ➝ $79.00+20.63%
7/30/2021Royal Bank of Canada
Boost Price TargetOutperform$91.00 ➝ $92.00+36.44%
7/30/2021Raymond James
Lower Price TargetStrong-Buy$100.00 ➝ $88.00+30.10%
Boost Price TargetOverweight$84.00 ➝ $94.00+20.95%
6/24/2021Wells Fargo & Company
Boost Price TargetOverweight$99.00 ➝ $102.00+26.16%
Boost Price TargetBuy$86.00 ➝ $94.00+16.83%
4/12/2021Credit Suisse Group
Boost Price TargetTop Pick ➝ Outperform$85.00 ➝ $90.00+26.60%
4/5/2021Tudor Pickering
UpgradeHold ➝ Buy$87.00+15.54%
1/26/2021UBS Group
Initiated CoverageNeutral$66.00+11.09%
10/1/2020The Goldman Sachs Group
Neil Mehta
DowngradeNeutral ➝ Sell$48.00 ➝ $37.00-14.59%
Reiterated RatingBuy
9/11/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Lower Price TargetOverweight$68.00 ➝ $59.00+29.30%
7/20/2020Jefferies Financial Group
Christopher Sighinolfi
UpgradeHold ➝ Buy$65.00 ➝ $62.00+11.77%
Lower Price TargetSector Outperform$82.00 ➝ $72.00+32.79%
Lower Price TargetBuy$110.00 ➝ $61.00+19.73%
DowngradeBuy ➝ Hold
3/8/2019Wolfe Research
UpgradePeer Perform ➝ Outperform
2/21/2019Standpoint Research
DowngradeBuy ➝ Hold
UpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$81.20+0.88%
1/10/2019Piper Jaffray Companies
Reiterated RatingOverweight ➝ Overweight
(Data available from 9/24/2016 forward. View 10+ years of historical ratings with our analyst ratings screener.)
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Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) Analyst Ratings Frequently Asked Questions

What is Valero Energy's consensus rating and price target?

According to the issued ratings of 13 analysts in the last year, the consensus rating for Valero Energy stock is Buy based on the current 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating, 10 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for VLO. The average twelve-month price target for Valero Energy is $82.00 with a high price target of $102.00 and a low price target of $37.00. Learn more on VLO's analyst rating history

Do Wall Street analysts like Valero Energy more than its competitors?

Analysts like Valero Energy stock more than the stock of other Oils/Energy companies. The consensus rating for Valero Energy is Buy while the average consensus rating for oils/energy companies is Hold. Learn more on how VLO compares to other companies

Do MarketBeat users like Valero Energy more than its competitors?

MarketBeat users like Valero Energy stock more than the stock of other Oils/Energy companies. 73.61% of MarketBeat users gave Valero Energy an outperform vote while oils/energy companies recieve an average of 65.22% outperform votes by MarketBeat users.

Does Valero Energy's stock price have much upside?

According to analysts, Valero Energy's stock has a predicted upside of 20.01% based on their 12-month price targets.

What analysts cover Valero Energy?

Valero Energy has been rated by Barclays, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Piper Sandler, Raymond James, and Royal Bank of Canada in the past 90 days.

This page was last updated on 9/24/2021 by Staff
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