Is Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) Fairly Valued?

Marco Green
April 8, 2018

Valero Energy Corp. The company had revenue of $19.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.49 billion. The stock decreased 2.33% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $4.62. It has outperformed by 27.77% the S&P500.

Canal Insurance Company increased its stake in Nuance Communications Ord (NUAN) by 105.49% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Atria Investments Llc sold 40,813 shares as the company's stock rose 1.25% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 56,392 shares of the o.e.m. company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.65M, down from 66,782 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Green Square Capital Llc who had been investing in Travelers Companies Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $37.25B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.23% or $2.29 during the last trading session, reaching $183.96. The active investment managers in our database now hold: 1.27 million shares, up from 1.06 million shares in 2017Q3. Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has declined 7.39% since April 7, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 2.44% the S&P500.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $23.55 million activity. On Wednesday, January 3 CISKOWSKI MICHAEL S sold $23.46M worth of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) or 251,530 shares. On Wednesday, January 24 Citigroup maintained Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) rating. VLP's profit will be $48.05M for 13.41 P/E if the $0.68 EPS becomes a reality. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB lifted its holdings in shares of Valero Energy by 12.4% in the 4th quarter.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment decreased to 0.98. It's up 0.01, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. 108 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. Investors holded 342.98 million in 2017Q3 but now own 331.76 million shares or 3.27% less. Clarivest Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 0.52% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 328,669 shares. Norinchukin Savings Bank The holds 0.07% or 45,449 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has invested 0.07% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). 169,500 were reported by Willis Invest Counsel. Chemical Fincl Bank invested in 0.31% or 31,340 shares. Northern Corporation accumulated 6.64 million shares or 0.15% of the stock. Piper Jaffray reissued a "hold" rating and set a $98.00 price objective on shares of Valero Energy in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Scotia Capital maintained Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) on Thursday, December 21 with "Buy" rating. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt owns 3.48M shares or 0.25% of their United States portfolio. Verition Fund Mngmt Ltd Co has 13,874 shares.

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. Burney holds 277,135 shares or 1.44% of its portfolio. Moreover, Fjarde Ap has 0.19% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 133,929 shares. ValuEngine upgraded Valero Energy from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Therefore 43% are positive. The rating was maintained by Howard Weil with "Sector Outperform" on Wednesday, October 26. The company was maintained on Friday, February 9 by Oppenheimer. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Argus Research. The correct version of this report can be accessed at https://www.americanbankingnews.com/2016/12/03/valero-energy-corp-vlo-upgraded-to-buy-by-vetr-inc.html. On Tuesday, November 14 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 23 by Jefferies. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $68.91. It also increased its holding in Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) by 51,705 shares in the quarter, for a total of 100,933 shares, and has risen its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD).

Since October 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 insider sales for $23.62 million activity. 1,000 shares were sold by Waters Stephen M, worth $87,233. Another trade for 2,194 shares valued at $215,429 was made by Blackley Richard Scott on Friday, March 16. The RSI was created by J. Welles Wilder who was striving to measure whether or not a stock was overbought or oversold. About 1.74 million shares traded. Shares for $298,392 were sold by WARNER BRADFORD H.

Malvern Bancorp Inc (MLVF) investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 0.87 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 42 investors sold HON shares while 490 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 228 raised stakes. Tortoise Capital Advisors L.L.C., a Kansas-based fund reported 5.67 million shares. Tci Wealth Inc has 751 shares. Sun Life Inc owns 1,063 shares. Advisory Svcs Net Ltd Com reported 18,760 shares. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 0.17% or 930,049 shares. Visionary Asset has invested 0.06% in Honeywell International Inc. Comerica Inc stated it has 14,211 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Td Asset Management reported 0.02% stake. Savant Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 8,750 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Daiwa Secs Gru stated it has 32,210 shares. Cohen Klingenstein Lc accumulated 7,977 shares or 0.11% of the stock.

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