Institutional Ownership And Insider Trading At Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

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The firm bought 10,737 shares of the oil and gas company's stock, valued at approximately $987,000. Westchester Capital Management Inc., a Nebraska-based fund reported 131,210 shares.#img1#. Valero Energy Co. The company has a market capitalization of $41,580.00, a P/E ratio of 20.42, a P/E/G ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 1.20. The stock increased 2.26% or $2.13 during the last trading session, reaching $96.68. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has risen 15.29% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500.

Public Sector Pension Investment Board decreased Electronic Arts Inc (EA) stake by 82.09% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Salem Counselors holds 682 shares. Redmile Group Llc who had been investing in Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.20 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.51% or $1.69 during the last trading session, reaching $113.69. About 326,886 shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.00% the S&P500. After $0.55 actual EPS reported by Cisco Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.64% negative EPS growth. (NASDAQ:EA) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $0.80 EPS, up 1.27% or $0.01 from last year's $0.79 per share. The company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.04.

Among 7 analysts covering Superior Plus Corp. (NASDAQ:CSCO), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. YUM! Cowen increased their price target on Valero Energy from $70.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VLO in report on Wednesday, October 18 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating by TD Securities given on Tuesday, January 17. The firm has "Hold" rating by Mizuho given on Wednesday, November 1. On Thursday, August 31 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". Stifel Nicolaus maintained Yum! FinnCap maintained Central Asia Metals Plc (LON:CAML) on Wednesday, January 18 with "Buy" rating.

The investor is now holding $35.59 million shares due in part to a decrease of 975527 new shares in their portfolio. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 46 investors sold VLO shares while 310 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 219 raised stakes. The active investment managers in our partner's database now possess: 342.98 million shares, down from 345.06 million shares in 2017Q2. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited stated it has 0.07% in Yum! Synovus invested in 0.02% or 15,175 shares. Oak Assocs Ltd Oh invested 0.64% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Zeke Cap Advisors Llc reported 7,320 shares stake. Spectrum Management Grp holds 0.67% or 26,949 shares. Retail Bank Of Nova Scotia reported 244,857 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Hanson & Doremus Invest Mgmt invested 0.85% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Mngmt has 37,500 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. They expect $2.06 earnings per share, down 15.92% or $0.39 from last year's $2.45 per share. (NASDAQ:FB) shares. FISCHER DAVID B. had sold 16,298 shares worth $2.75M on Thursday, August 24. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 19,055 shares. About 251,305 shares traded. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) for 11,232 shares. Pier Capital Limited owns 6,902 shares or 0.14% of their United States portfolio. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 3,251,977 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $250,174,000 after buying an additional 411,630 shares during the period.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 30 selling transactions for $30.68 million activity.

In other news, CFO Michael S. Ciskowski sold 45,657 shares of Valero Energy stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. ValuEngine upgraded Valero Energy from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Therefore 60% are positive. TheStreet upgraded shares of Valero Energy Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, November 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised Valero Energy from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $87.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Barclays reiterated an "overweight" rating and set a $86.00 price objective (up previously from $85.00) on shares of Valero Energy in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, May 16 by Tudor Pickering. The company was initiated on Friday, July 24 by Macquarie Research. Nomura Asset Mngmt Co Limited has invested 0.08% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Moreover, Focused Wealth Mgmt has 0.01% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). On Thursday, September 14 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Buy". The rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan on Friday, October 6 to "Hold".

Following some medium-term indicators on shares of Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), we can see that the 40-day commodity channel index signal is presently Buy while the 50-day Parabolic SAR generates a Buy signal. VLO's profit will be $551.39 million for 19.18 P/E if the $1.26 EPS becomes a reality.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for Valero Energy Corporation is Hold, according to the average of 17 analyst scores.

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