Stock Price of Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Increases 1.88%

Valero Energy Corporations in-depth data and chart pattern analysis indicates that the stock price has rallied 8.56% in the past 12 Weeks , but analyzing the 6 month charts for the stock , the price continues to stay positive and keep the rally at 21.49% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 11.83% . Relative price strength is a important factor used by wealth management firms while investing in stocks because the indicator compares the stock performance with the overall market. The relative price strength of Valero Energy Corporation has a positive value of 6.52 compared to overall market.

Valero Energy Corporation stock has recorded a 20-day Moving Average of 0.84% and the 50-Day Moving Average is 0.26%.The 200 Day SMA reached 16.41%Valero Energy Corporation is having a Relative Strength Index of 50.94 which indicates the stock is not yet over sold or over bought based on the technical indicators.Stocks of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) rallied by 1.88% during the past week but lost 0.88% on a 4-week basis. The company has outperformed the S&P 500 by 1.18% in the past week but underperformed the index by 3.92% in the last 4 weeks.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) stock ended Friday session in the red zone in a volatile trading. The stock closed down 0.31 points or 0.46% at $66.72 with 3,670,673 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $66.55, the shares hit an intraday low of $65.83 and an intraday high of $66.9 and the price was in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $30,094 million and the number of outstanding shares has been calculated to be 451,049,520 shares. The 52-week high of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) is $71.4 and the 52-week low is $46.88.

Currently the company Insiders own 0.4% of Valero Energy Corporation shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -7.99% . Institutional Investors own 78% of Valero Energy Corporation shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -7.99%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Jan 30, 2017, Joseph W Gorder (COB, President and CEO) sold 39,057 shares at 67.85 per share price.On Dec 12, 2016, Michael S Ciskowski (EVP and CFO) sold 57,946 shares at 68.70 per share price.On Nov 24, 2015, R. Michael Crownover (EVP) sold 17,104 shares at 72.98 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Company shares were Reiterated by Mizuho on Feb 3, 2017 to Buy, Raises Price Target to $ 58 from a previous price target of $55 .Valero Energy Corporation was Reiterated by Barclays on Feb 1, 2017 to Overweight, Lowers Price Target to $ 85 from a previous price target of $95 .Valero Energy Corporation was Downgraded by Citigroup to Neutral on Jan 17, 2017. Valero Energy Corporation was Downgraded by Jefferies to Hold on Jan 12, 2017. Valero Energy Corporation was Upgraded by BofA/Merrill to Buy on Jan 5, 2017.

Valero Energy Corporation Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 31, 2017. The company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03. Analyst had a consensus of $0.78. The company had revenue of $20712.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $18887.47 million. The companys revenue was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.79 EPS.

Valero Energy Corporation owns and operates refineries in the United States and Canada with a combined throughput capacity of approximately two million BPD, making it one of the nations top refiners of petroleum products. Valero is also one of the nations leading retail operators with retail outlets in the United States and Canada under various brand names including Diamond Shamrock, Ultramar, Valero, Beacon and Total.

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