The Morgan Stanley Downgrades Valero Energy Co. (VLO) to Equal Weight

Marco Green
June 11, 2017

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MUFG Americas Holdings Corp cut its position in Valero Energy Co. It closed at $62.3 lastly. Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTA) has risen 54.42% since June 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in 2016 Q4. Its price to sales ratio of 0.34 ranks lower than the industry's 1.32. It improved, as 56 investors sold VLO shares while 309 reduced holdings. 341.48 million shares or 0.17% less from 342.05 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Barnett invested in 0.06% or 2,750 shares.

Now the shares of Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) has a trading volume of 5.01 Million shares, with an average trading volume of 4060 shares - with shares dropping to a 52 week low of $46.88, and the company's shares hitting a 52 week high of $ 71.40. Cantab Ptnrs Llp reported 0% stake. United Automobile Association holds 0.07% or 285,129 shares in its portfolio. Ameriprise Inc accumulated 0% or 34,469 shares. Finally, AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Valero Energy by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. State Treasurer State Of Michigan invested in 0.28% or 515,276 shares. Mason Street Ltd Company stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Equities research analysts predict that Valero Energy will post $4.78 EPS for the current year. Jones Financial Companies Lllp accumulated 14,763 shares.

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Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) was up 0.02% at $62.30 on Tuesday, in a 52-week range of $46.88 to $71.40 and with a consensus analyst target price of $73.26. Therefore 67% are positive. Evolent Health had 11 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, November 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, September 16. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, May 15th. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) earned "Neutral" rating by UBS on Thursday, May 19. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of VLO in report on Tuesday, May 16 to "Neutral" rating. As per Friday, May 26, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to "Neutral" on Monday, August 24. Morgan Stanley initiated Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) on Thursday, February 25 with "Overweight" rating. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.61 EPS. VLO's profit will be $630.68 million for 11.20 P/E if the $1.41 EPS becomes a reality. State Street Corp now owns 26,626,768 shares of the oil and gas company's stock valued at $1,819,140,000 after buying an additional 549,672 shares during the period. Dorsey And Whitney Tru Limited Company has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Riggs R. Lane sold 31,522 shares worth $2.05M. 29,263 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $28.26 billion, a PE ratio of 13.82 and a beta of 1.38. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in two divisions: Marine Transportation and Diesel Engine Services. The Company's Energy segment is a well-known provider of solutions and services for production and processing of fuels around the world. Stock investors purchased 7,336 put options on the company. 87 funds opened positions while 431 raised stakes. 130.37 million shares or 0.60% more from 129.60 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Burney holds 181,342 shares or 0.84% of its portfolio. Ghp, a Colorado-based fund reported 70,876 shares. Motco stated it has 51,046 shares or 0.39% of all its holdings. 983 are held by Quantbot Technologies Limited Partnership. Leavell Mgmt Incorporated, a Alabama-based fund reported 18,650 shares. Monarch Cap invested 0.08% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). MUFG Americas Holdings Corp's holdings in Valero Energy were worth $484,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Old Natl Bancshares In invested in 0.08% or 20,633 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth Management owns 137,222 shares or 3.3% of their U.S. portfolio. Bahl And Gaynor Inc invested 0.02% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Moreover, Stephens Investment Management Group Llc has 1.15% invested in the company for 478,600 shares. Ing Groep Nv has 8,947 shares. Tradewinds Capital Ltd reported 234 shares. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 40% are positive. Dover had 53 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. As per Tuesday, August 23, the company rating was initiated by Jefferies.

Stock is now moving with a positive distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately 0.32%, and has a poor year to date (YTD) performance of -7.52% which means the stock is constantly subtracting to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. On Friday, June 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Bernstein to "Outperform". The firm has "Buy" rating by Mizuho given on Friday, February 3. The stock has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, January 6. The stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, May 31 by Simmons & Co. The insider Lacy Steven R sold $242,885. It indicates oversold and overbought price levels for a stock.

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