How to buy Valero Energy Corporation stock
Learn how to easily invest in Valero Energy Corporation stock.
Valero Energy Corporation is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. Valero Energy Corporation shares (VLO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Valero Energy Corporation employs 9,716 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $151.8 billion.
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- Is VLO stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Are VLO shares over-valued?
- Valero Energy Corporation's financials
- How volatile are VLO shares?
- Does Valero Energy Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have VLO shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Valero Energy Corporation stock price (NYSE: VLO)Use our graph to track the performance of VLO stocks over time.
Valero Energy Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$145.27|
|52-week range||$94.71 - $148.42|
|50-day moving average||$129.85|
|200-day moving average||$125.94|
|Wall St. target price||$149.87|
|Dividend yield||$4 (2.76%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$29.04|
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Valero Energy Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2023-09-15)||1.11%|
|1 month (2023-08-23)||12.29%|
|3 months (2023-06-23)||30.52%|
|6 months (2023-03-23)||11.42%|
|1 year (2022-09-23)||44.45%|
|2 years (2021-09-19)||N/A|
|3 years (2020-09-23)||246.53%|
|5 years (2018-09-21)||51.32%|
Is Valero Energy Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Valero Energy Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Valero Energy Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Valero Energy Corporation's P/E ratio
Valero Energy Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Valero Energy Corporation shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Valero Energy Corporation's PEG ratio
Valero Energy Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2131. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Valero Energy Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Valero Energy Corporation's EBITDA
Valero Energy Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $17.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Valero Energy Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Valero Energy Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$151.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.91%|
|Gross profit TTM||$19.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||15.03%|
|Return on equity TTM||44.99%|
|Market Capitalization||$51.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Valero Energy Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 13.8% of net profits
Recently Valero Energy Corporation has paid out, on average, around 13.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Valero Energy Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Valero Energy Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $4 per share.
While Valero Energy Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Valero Energy Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Valero Energy Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 4 September 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Valero Energy Corporation's shares ever split?
Valero Energy Corporation's shares were split on a 1094:1000 basis on 1 May 2013. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1094 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Valero Energy Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 8.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Valero Energy Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Valero Energy Corporation's share price.
Valero Energy Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Valero Energy Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $94.7065 up to $148.42. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Valero Energy Corporation's is 1.6494. This would suggest that Valero Energy Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Valero Energy Corporation overview
Valero Energy Corporation manufactures, markets, and sells transportation fuels and petrochemical products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latin America, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Refining, Renewable Diesel, and Ethanol. The company produces California Reformulated Gasoline Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending and Conventional Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending gasolines, CARB diesel, diesel, jet fuel, and asphalt; aromatics; and sulfur crude oils. It sells its refined products through wholesale rack and bulk markets; and through approximately outlets under the Valero, Beacon, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, and Texaco brands. The company also produces and sells ethanol, dry distiller grains, syrup, and inedible corn oil primarily to animal feed customers. In addition, it owns and operates crude oil and refined petroleum products pipelines, terminals, tanks, marine docks, truck rack bays, and other logistics assets; and owns and operates a plant that processes animal fats, used cooking oils, and inedible distillers corn oils. The company was formerly known as Valero Refining and Marketing Company and changed its name to Valero Energy Corporation in August 1997.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Valero Energy Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.56% of Valero Energy Corporation shares are held by insiders and 81.136% by institutions. How many people work for Valero Energy Corporation?
Latest data suggests 9,716 work at Valero Energy Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Valero Energy Corporation?
Valero Energy Corporation's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Valero Energy Corporation based?
Valero Energy Corporation's address is: One Valero Way, San Antonio, TX, United States, 78249 What is Valero Energy Corporation's ISIN number?
Valero Energy Corporation's international securities identification number is: US91913Y1001 What is Valero Energy Corporation's CUSIP number?
Valero Energy Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 91913Y100
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