Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.06

News articles about Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Valero Energy Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.131043138934 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) opened at 77.75 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $34.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.19 and a beta of 1.21. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $75.46 and its 200 day moving average price is $68.44. Valero Energy Corporation has a one year low of $57.40 and a one year high of $78.64.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The oil and gas company reported $1.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.83 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $23.56 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.42 billion. Valero Energy Corporation had a return on equity of 9.93% and a net margin of 2.33%. The firm’s revenue was up 19.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.24 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Valero Energy Corporation will post $4.81 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. US Capital Advisors cut Valero Energy Corporation from an “overweight” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Valero Energy Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. BidaskClub cut Valero Energy Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Cowen and Company raised their price target on Valero Energy Corporation from $70.00 to $90.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, UBS AG restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $80.00 price target (up previously from $69.00) on shares of Valero Energy Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $77.19.

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In other news, CFO Michael S. Ciskowski sold 53,012 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.88, for a total transaction of $3,863,514.56. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 67,413 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,913,059.44. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Stephen M. Waters sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.00, for a total value of $102,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 55,168 shares of company stock valued at $4,015,279. 0.45% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Valero Energy Corporation Company Profile

Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. The Company’s segments include refining, ethanol and Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP). The refining segment includes its refining operations and the associated marketing activities. The ethanol segment includes its ethanol operations and the associated marketing activities, and logistics assets that support its ethanol operations.

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