Analyzing Stock On Your Own: Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO)

Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE:VLO) does about 2.77M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 2492098 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 48.38B USD. Its current market price is $147.96, marking a decrease of -3.15% compared to the previous close of $152.78. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $184.79 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $112.16.

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) has a 20-day trading average at $152.93 and the current price is -19.93% off the 52-week high compared with 31.91% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $156.59 and its 200-day simple moving average is $144.26. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 3.01%, which decreases to 2.75% 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 37.74 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $176.96, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 16.39% over the period.

TD Cowen reiterated its price target at $175-$190.

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) stock is down -5.61% over the week and -3.95% over the past month. Its price is 13.82% year-to-date and 30.41% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 3/31/2024, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of 5.4 above consensus estimates by 0.32. The company’s next earnings report forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at 3.94 and 15.13 for whole year. Expected sales for next quarter are $33.75B, which analysts say will come at $133.67B for the current fiscal year and next year at $127.81B. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $33.72B.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 16.39 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 7.32 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 10.44. The beta has a value of 1.41. Price to book ratio is 1.86 and price to sales ratio is 0.35.