Valero Energy Corporation (VLO): Analyzing Basic Trading Data

In the past 52-week period, shares of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) have moved within the range of $60.35 to $84.00. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $82.35, which is 1.96% lower than its 52-week high.

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 2.03%, and a 50-day SMA of 5.87%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $36.04 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

Measuring Wall Street analysts’ average enthusiasm for a specific stock is critical when considering a potential investment. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) is Outperform.

Publicly-traded companies normally report earnings and revenue figures that are either above or below the average Wall Street projection. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Sep. 2017, Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) delivered a 23.79% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $23.56 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $19.03 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) delivered a 4.33% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $1.91 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $1.83 per share.

Ownership at Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

We can gain important insight by taking a look at institutional ownership, as detailed in public companies’ latest 13F filings. Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) has 0 billion shares outstanding currently, 83.25% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $30 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), there were 92 new positions totaling 4,904,798 shares of the company’s stock. There were 54 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 1,499,665 shares.

Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators

Analyzing the average trade volume of a publicly-traded company’s stock – in the short, medium and long terms – is helpful for gaining insight into trading activity and general investor sentiment. Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) has had a 20-day average volume of 3,626,990 shares, with an average of 80% of short term indicators pointed at Buy.

The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 3,615,274 shares, with an average of 100% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 3,634,435 shares with 100% of long-term indicators pointing to Buy.