What Should Investors Know About Valero Energy (VLO) Stock?

Shares of Energy sector company Valero Energy moved 0.1% today, and are now trading at a price of $117.43. The large-cap stock's daily volume was 1,422,556 compared to its average volume of 4,451,624. The S&P 500 index returned a 0.0% performance.

Valero Energy Corporation manufactures, markets, and sells transportation fuels and petrochemical products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latin America, and internationally. The company is based in San Antonio and has 9,716 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $42,452,938,752. Valero Energy currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 3.4% per year.

16 analysts are following Valero Energy and have set target prices ranging from $118.0 to $160.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At today's prices, VLO is trading -18.36% away from its average analyst target price of $143.84 per share.

Over the last year, VLO's share price has increased by 1323.5%, which represents a difference of -292.0% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $150.39 per share whereas its 52 week low is $96.93. With average free cash flows of $608.25 Million that have been growing at an average rate of 20.4% over the last 4 years, Valero Energy is in a position to continue its strong stock performance trend.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cashflow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2022-12-31 661,000 -1,681,000 661,000 50.57
2021-12-31 439,000 -1,665,000 439,000 -56.88
2020-12-31 1,018,000 -1,788,000 1,018,000 223.17
2019-12-31 315,000 -1,997,000 315,000 n/a
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