Highland Capital Management LLC Lowers Position in Valero Energy Co. (NYSE:VLO)

(NYSE:VLO) by 25.6% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. It also reduced its holding in Becton Dickinson & Co.

Chesley Taft & Associates LLC purchased a new stake in Valero Energy Co. Cable Hill Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Valero Energy by 1,015.3% during the 3rd quarter. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $167.78. While talking about Performance of the Stock, Valero Energy Corporation now has a Weekly performance of -2.56%, monthly performance percentage is 2.04 percent, Quarterly performance is 20.03 percent, 6 months performance shows a percent value of 38.23% and Yearly Performance is 44.85 percent.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Highland Capital Management LLC Lowers Position in Valero Energy Co". Finally, looking back over the past year-to-date, Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)'s Price Change % is 4.42%. Green Square Capital LLC now owns 98,502 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $6,645,000 after purchasing an additional 509 shares during the period.

Shares of Valero Energy Co. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.06310, the 3 month is 1.07341, and the 1 month is now 0.98431. Large-cap companies usually have a market capitalization of $10 billion and up.

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The institutional investor held 10,000 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $769,000, down from 17,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Valero Energy Partners had a net margin of 54.94% and a return on equity of 197.23%. The company had revenue of $105.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $103.82 million.

For the next year, sell-side analysts are expecting EPS growth of 47.95% for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO).

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 10th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 13th will be issued a $0.80 dividend.

Investors may be conducting stock analysis and scanning the fundamentals for Valero Energy Corp (VLO). This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.38%. Valero Energy's dividend payout ratio is now 60.48%. As a company has 43.02M shares outstanding and its current share price is $7.95, the market cap is $393.63M. The company has market cap of $3.18 billion. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

VLO has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Jefferies maintained the shares of VLO in report on Wednesday, August 23 with "Buy" rating. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 31.

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) stock is now showing negative return of -2.56% throughout last week and witnessed increasing return of 2.04% in one month period. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Top Pick". When average volume is high, the stock has high liquidity and can be therefore easily traded, while conversely, when the trading volume is low, the commodity will be less expensive as traders are not as willing to purchase it. The stock price volatility remained at 1.82% in recent month and reaches at 2.95% for the week. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.23, for a total transaction of $87,230.00. It also increased its holding in Phillips 66 Partners Lp (NYSE:PSXP) by 24,408 shares in the quarter, for a total of 61,780 shares, and has risen its stake in Reckitt Benckiser (RBGLY). The shares were sold at an average price of $93.29, for a total value of $23,465,233.70. Financial Bank Of The West stated it has 60,761 shares. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Trust Company Of Toledo Na bought 4,530 shares as the company's stock declined 9.68% while stock markets rallied. The firm has price to earnings growth of 0.69, which is a valuation metric for determining relative trade-off among price of a stock. Has $1.28 Million Position in Valero Energy Co.

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The Leverage Ratio of Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) is 0.880877.

Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. Valero Energy Partners LP has a 12-month low of $38.90 and a 12-month high of $51.00.

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