Traders sold shares of Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE:VLO) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $99.24 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $138.65 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $39.41 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Valero Energy Corp. had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Valero Energy Corp. traded up $2.38 for the day and closed at $52.67

Several analysts recently issued reports on VLO shares. Credit Suisse Group AG downgraded Valero Energy Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $85.00 to $68.00 in a report on Monday, April 11th. Barclays PLC cut their price target on Valero Energy Corp. from $93.00 to $85.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, April 8th. Vetr downgraded Valero Energy Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $63.26 price target on the stock. in a report on Monday, April 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Valero Energy Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 13th. Finally, Simmons cut their price target on Valero Energy Corp. from $69.00 to $66.00 in a report on Tuesday, April 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $72.62.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $51.16 and a 200 day moving average price of $58.37. The company has a market cap of $24.74 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.31.

Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE:VLO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $19.58 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.79 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.66 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 22.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Valero Energy Corp. will post $3.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Jennison Associates LLC increased its position in Valero Energy Corp. by 147.3% in the fourth quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 14,878 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,052,000 after buying an additional 8,861 shares in the last quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Valero Energy Corp. by 6.3% in the fourth quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 15,780 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,115,000 after buying an additional 937 shares during the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Valero Energy Corp. by 72.3% in the fourth quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 16,068 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,136,000 after buying an additional 6,741 shares during the last quarter. Eaton Vance Management boosted its stake in shares of Valero Energy Corp. by 18.8% in the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 17,745 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,255,000 after buying an additional 2,810 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Spectrum Management Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Valero Energy Corp. by 23.2% in the fourth quarter. Spectrum Management Group Inc. now owns 18,265 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,292,000 after buying an additional 3,435 shares during the last quarter.

Valero Energy Corporation (Valero), through Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP), owns, operates, develops and acquires crude oil and refined petroleum products pipelines, terminals, and other transportation and logistics assets. The Company operates in two segments: refining and ethanol. Its refining segment includes refining and marketing operations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Aruba and Ireland.

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