Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) reported its last earnings on Oct 27 BMO (BMO = before market open, AMC= after market close). The company will report its next earnings on 25-Oct-16. The company reported the earnings of $1.07/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $1/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.07/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 7%.
Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Valero Energy Corporation and for the current quarter 19 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.99/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.31/share and a High Estimate of $1.53/share.
In case of Revenue Estimates, 6 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Valero Energy Corporation as 16.84 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Valero Energy Corporation is 12.93 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 20.7 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 22.58 Billion.
These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for VLO to be -64.5%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of -62%. For the next 5 years, Valero Energy Corporation is expecting Growth of -10.4% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 6.36% per annum.
Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Valero Energy Corporation, where 4 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 10 analysts have given a Buy signal, 7 said it’s a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)
When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 17 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Valero Energy Corporation might touch $80 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $64.18 and $54 respectively.
To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Valero Energy Corporation got Initiated on 23-Aug-16 where investment firm Jefferies Initiated the stock to Buy.
Valero Energy Corporation closed its last trading session at $55.02 with the gain of 0.16%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 25.42 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $73.88 and 52-week low of $46.88. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -0.73% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 1.99% and -4.43% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Nov 24, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Jul 8, 2016.
The Relative Volume of the company is 1.06 and Average Volume (3 months) is 6.31 million. Valero Energy Corporation P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 8.91 and Forward P/E ratio of 10.58.
The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 6.6%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 14.4%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 16.1%.
While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Valero Energy Corporation currently shows a Weekly Performance of -1.02%, where Monthly Performance is -0.93%, Quarterly performance is 7.33%, 6 Months performance is -12.18% and yearly performance percentage is -2.47%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is -19.56%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 2.52% and Monthly Volatility of 2.37%.