Analysts See $1.41 EPS for Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

July 17, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

 Analysts See $1.41 EPS for Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1.01 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 56 investors sold Valero Energy Corporation shares while 309 reduced holdings. 120 funds opened positions while 268 raised stakes. 341.48 million shares or 0.17% less from 342.05 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Intrust Financial Bank Na stated it has 9,920 shares or 0.26% of all its holdings. Moreover, Mackenzie Corporation has 0.03% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 63,197 shares. Gradient Investments Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.55% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Sun Life Fincl has invested 0% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Nevada-based Whittier Of Nevada has invested 0.22% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Kistler holds 125 shares. Daiwa Group Inc stated it has 56,712 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Beech Hill Advisors Inc accumulated 72,525 shares. Public Sector Pension Invest Board stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Cetera Advisor Ltd holds 0.03% or 9,863 shares in its portfolio. Scotia Cap owns 189,787 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Rodgers Brothers Inc accumulated 0.26% or 9,575 shares. Tradewinds Mngmt has 234 shares. Moreover, Cetera Limited Liability Company has 0.05% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 10,292 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees owns 28,750 shares.

Since January 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $4.77 million activity. Gorder Joseph W also sold $2.65 million worth of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) on Thursday, January 26. Waters Stephen M had sold 1,000 shares worth $66,194 on Wednesday, February 22. The insider Riggs R. Lane sold $2.05M.

Analysts expect Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) to report $1.41 EPS on July, 25.They anticipate $0.34 EPS change or 31.78 % from last quarter’s $1.07 EPS. VLO’s profit would be $632.96M giving it 11.96 P/E if the $1.41 EPS is correct. After having $0.68 EPS previously, Valero Energy Corporation’s analysts see 107.35 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.87% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $67.43. About 2.85 million shares traded. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has risen 15.29% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) Ratings Coverage

Among 19 analysts covering Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Valero Energy Corporation had 40 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 3 by Mizuho. On Thursday, May 19 the stock rating was initiated by UBS with “Neutral”. As per Monday, August 24, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The company was initiated on Friday, June 30 by Standpoint Research. On Wednesday, November 16 the stock rating was upgraded by Tudor Pickering to “Buy”. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has “Outperform” rating given on Saturday, September 5 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, January 17. RBC Capital Markets maintained Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) rating on Thursday, June 15. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $7700 target. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, May 30. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, April 11 by Credit Suisse.

Valero Energy Corporation is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. The company has market cap of $30.27 billion. The Company’s divisions include refining, ethanol and Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP). It has a 14.86 P/E ratio. The refining segment includes its refining activities and the associated marketing activities.

More notable recent Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Valero – Incredibly Undervalued Refiner” on July 03, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Is Valero Energy (VLO) a Great Stock for Value Investors?” published on July 11, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “Valero Energy Corporation and Plains All American Pipeline, LP Plan to …” on July 12, 2017. More interesting news about Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Valero enters anti-trust battle with California Attorney General over terminal …” published on July 13, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Valero: A Simple, Smart Buy” with publication date: June 23, 2017.

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