Get the Facts on Valero Energy (VLO)

Shares of Valero Energy have moved 4.9% today, and are now trading at a price of $120.25. In contrast, the S&P 500 index saw a 1.2% change and the Dow Industrial Average posted a 1.0% performance. Today's trading volume is 4,234,999 compared to the stock's average volume of 4,168,607.

Valero Energy Corporation manufactures, markets, and sells transportation fuels and petrochemical products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. Based in San Antonio, United States the company has 9,794 full time employees and a market cap of $46,360,993,792. Valero Energy currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 3.4% per year.

The company is now trading -15.46% away from its average analyst target price of $142.24 per share. The 17 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $87.16 to $177, and on average give Valero Energy a rating of buy.

Over the last year, VLO shares have gone up 68.1%, which represents a difference of 83.8% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $146.81 per share whereas its 52 week low is $65.13. Based on Valero Energy's average gross margins growth of 22.0% over the last four years, its core business remains strong and the stock price may maintain this level of performance.

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