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Recent Change: Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO)


Valero Energy Corporation trades as part of the energy sector and is in the oil and gas refining and marketing industry. The company CEO is Joseph W. Gorder. Valero Energy Corp is a petroleum refining and marketing company. The company produces conventional gasolines, distillates, jet fuel, asphalt, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products as well as a slate of premium products.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The VLO stock showed a previous change of -0.95% with an open at 84.03 and a close of 83.34. It reached an intraday high of 84.63 and a low of 83.26.

SeekingAlpha:  Valero Energy (VLO) Investor Presentation – Slideshow


The stock has a market cap of $35.4b with 424.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 419.5m shares. Trading volume reached 3,405,829 shares compared to its average volume of 4,376,374 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Valero Energy Corporation shares returned -3.05% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 13.42%. Over three months, it changed -2.13%. In one year it has changed -3.96% and within that year its 52-week high was 126.98 and its 52-week low was 68.81. VLO stock is 21.12% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 100.76 and a 50 day moving average of 78.32. Currently VLO stock is trading -17.29% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Valero Energy (VLO) Investor Presentation – Slideshow


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 7.3 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 11.42. Based on 8 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.03. The TTM EPS is 7.28, which comes to a TTM PE of 11.45. Historically, the PE high was 18.90 and the PE low was 5.90. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 42.94, which is a decrease of -48.47%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  2.12
09-30-2018:  2.01
06-30-2018:  2.15
03-31-2018:  1.00

The dividend per share is currently 3.60, which is a dividend yield of 4.32%. Also, the payout ratio is 49.45%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations. VLO stock has a high dividend yield, but because the company has sufficient earnings to cover future dividends, it may be a good investment opportunity for an income portfolio.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 103.27, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 19.30%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.10% of insider ownership and 125.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 8,444,644, which is 1.99% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.92. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.22

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 14.30%, return on assets is 6.22%, profit margin is 2.87%, price-to-sales is 0.31 and price-to-book is 1.65.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 1  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.