Institutional Ownership And Insider Trading At Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

Alfred Osborne
January 13, 2018

During the last month, the stock has changed 23.31% and performed 85.54% over the last 6 months. About 61,997 shares traded. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) has risen 9.67% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Cleararc Capital Inc increased Valero Energy Corp (VLO) stake by 196.46% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing.

According to Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) most recent 13F filing, the company has 90 new institutional holders - accounting for 4.55 million shares of its common stock. The institutional investor held 232,000 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.85M, down from 252,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Valero Energy Corp New now has $41.20B valuation.

Looking into last 5 trades, the stock observed a return of nearly 3.84%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.24 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Valero Energy will post 5 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500. Over the past twelve months, Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)'s stock was 2.87%. Therefore 33% are positive. Novartis Ag had 34 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $73.00 price target (up previously from $65.00) on shares of Valero Energy in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to "Neutral" on Tuesday, January 17. The company was upgraded on Thursday, June 22 by Jefferies. Maxim Group maintained the shares of PACB in report on Thursday, August 27 with "Buy" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VLO in report on Wednesday, October 18 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, February 1. Of those analysts, 6 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 9 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Monday, August 24 by Bank of America.

Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc, which manages about $4.09 billion and $809.11M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (TIP) by 7,872 shares to 100,805 shares, valued at $11.45 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $27.57 million activity.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $2.02 million activity. The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39. Of those transactions, there were 184,251 shares of VLO bought and 568,238 shares sold. 97 funds opened positions while 258 raised stakes.

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The market capitalization (Stock Price Multiply by Total Number of Outstanding Shares) for the company is reported at $70.89B. Plante Moran Finance Advsr Limited Company invested in 0.02% or 455 shares. Oxbow Ltd Com reported 3,455 shares stake. Segment Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.42% or 20,527 shares. 281.04 million shares or 1.59% less from 285.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Among 21 analysts covering United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability Company reported 0.17% stake. Visionary Asset reported 43,571 shares. Ent Fincl Corporation reported 0.02% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Zebra Capital Mgmt Limited holds 0.36% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) or 14,608 shares. The Verition Fund Management Llc holds 5,071 shares with $390,000 value, down from 45,000 last quarter. (NASDAQ:PACB). Swiss Retail Bank invested 0% of its portfolio in Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. Private Tru Na accumulated 2,500 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Usa) stated it has 0.05% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO).

In related news, Director Philip J. Pfeiffer sold 1,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th.

Cleararc Capital Inc decreased Digital Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:DLR) stake by 7,480 shares to 57,906 valued at $6.85 million in 2017Q3.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. It dived, as 53 investors sold FB shares while 618 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 395 raised stakes. 164,298 are held by Hutchinson Cap Ca. Duncker Streett & invested in 249 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Finally, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of Valero Energy during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $368,000. Veritable Limited Partnership stated it has 20,801 shares. FMR LLC owned 2.67% of Mastercard Incorporated (MA) worth $5.69 billion at the end of the most recent reporting period. They may also be used to assist the trader figure out proper support and resistance levels for the stock. Inv House Limited Liability Corp has invested 5.65% in Facebook, Inc. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec lifted its position in shares of Valero Energy by 2.0% in the 3rd quarter. (NASDAQ:FB). Aravt Global Ltd Llc owns 616,500 shares for 10.4% of their portfolio.

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.

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