Buy This Now For Growth And Dividend Growth – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

Waters Stephen M, Director, added 500 shares of Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) to its portfolio at the rate of $84.97 per share valuing $42,485 on Feb 20. The insider has now 500 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) was $84.43. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $85.05, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $85.67. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $83.69 and a 2nd Support Level at $82.95. Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) stock has gained $2.45, or 2.99%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $8.07, or 10.57%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$4.61, or -5.18%. This year-to-date, Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) shares have gained $9.46, or 12.62%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) stock, 80% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 0% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Hold .”

With 417,241 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $34,797,900K. Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) generates $117,033 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $3,122 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -20.62%, a 3-Year Total Return of 69.06%, and a 5-year Total Return of 72.98%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is -23.99%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.900 per share on 05/14/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 4.32%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 3.60.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) reported earnings of $0.34 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.23 per share, representing a 0.11 difference and 47.38% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $2.12 represented a 1.05 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.07 per share, which was a 98.45% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.84 per share. This estimate came from a total of 9 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $2.49 and the low estimate was $1.20. In the year-ago quarter, Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) generated per-share earnings of $2.15. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -14.42% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 9 purchases (11,019 shares in total) and 12 sale (3,490 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 16 insider buys amounting to 31,874 shares and 18 insider sales amounting to 15,547 shares. In the past full year, 23 insider purchases were made (involving 144,114 shares) and 33 insider sell-offs equivalent to 65,336 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) has a Current Ratio of 1.65, a Quick Ratio of 1.04 and a Cash Ratio of 0.28. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 42.04, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 29.60, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 17.97. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 40.94 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 28.82.