Don't Take a Position in Valero Energy Stocks Without Knowing Its Fundamentals!

Valero Energy logged a -1.0% change during today's morning session, and is now trading at a price of $169.01 per share. The S&P 500 index moved 0.0%. VLO's trading volume is 426,073 compared to the stock's average volume of 3,479,030.

Valero Energy trades 3.44% away from its average analyst target price of $163.4 per share. The 15 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $135.0 to $197.0, and on average have given Valero Energy a rating of buy.

Anyone interested in buying VLO should be aware of the facts below:

  • Valero Energy's current price is 21.0% above its Graham number of $204.57, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • Valero Energy has moved 23.2% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 27.4%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 24.92, Valero Energy has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 6.8 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • VLO has a forward P/E ratio of 12.5 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $13.47 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of -0.59 — a number near or below 1 signifying that Valero Energy is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 2.14 compared to its sector average of 1.78

  • Valero Energy Corporation manufactures, markets, and sells petroleum-based and low-carbon liquid transportation fuels and petrochemical products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latin America, Mexico, Peru, and internationally.

  • Based in San Antonio, the company has 9,886 full time employees and a market cap of $55.68 Billion. Valero Energy currently returns an annual dividend yield of 2.4%.

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