Estimating Price Trends For Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO)

Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE:VLO) does about 3.11M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1508522 shares change hands in Monday’s trading. The company now has a market cap of 50.99B USD. Its current market price is $155.93, marking a decrease of -0.13% compared to the previous close of $156.13. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $184.79 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $105.66.

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) has a 20-day trading average at $161.81 and the current price is -15.62% off the 52-week high compared with 47.58% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $164.35 and its 200-day simple moving average is $140.32. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 2.00%, which increases to 2.63% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 38.01 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $184.85, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 15.65% over the period.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on April 29, 2024 when TD Cowen reiterated the stock to “Buy” and issued a price target of between $190 and $185. Mizuho downgraded its price target at $150-$173.

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) stock is down -1.43% over the week and -10.15% over the past month. Its price is 19.95% year-to-date and 40.91% over the past year.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 15.65 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of 19.37% and return on equity of 27.41%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 7.72 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 10.67. The beta has a value of 1.47. Price to book ratio is 1.96 and price to sales ratio is 0.36.