Vicus Capital buys $1,433,730 stake in Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) : Vicus Capital scooped up 17,440 additional shares in Valero Energy Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 2, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 26,206 shares of Valero Energy Corporation which is valued at $1,433,730.Valero Energy Corporation makes up approximately 0.34% of Vicus Capital’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Mizuho Trust Banking Ltd. boosted its stake in VLO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 55,525 additional shares and now holds a total of 816,308 shares of Valero Energy Corporation which is valued at $44,660,211. Valero Energy Corporation makes up approx 0.13% of Mizuho Trust Banking Ltd.’s portfolio. Trimtabs Asset Management sold out all of its stake in VLO during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 24,694 shares of VLO which is valued $1,351,009. Riggs Asset Managment sold out all of its stake in VLO during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 25 shares of VLO which is valued $1,307.Raymond James Trust N.a. reduced its stake in VLO by selling 476 shares or 3.37% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 13,631 shares of VLO which is valued at $650,608. Valero Energy Corporation makes up approx 0.05% of Raymond James Trust N.a.’s portfolio.

Valero Energy Corporation opened for trading at $54 and hit $54.615 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $54.19, with a gain of 1.29% or 0.69 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 66,24,378 shares. Company has a market cap of $25,000 M.

On the company’s financial health, Valero Energy Corporation reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.08 according to the earnings call on Jul 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.99. The company had revenue of $19584.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $18667.34 million. The company’s revenue was down -22.0 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.66 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 28, 2016, Valero Energy Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.6000. The company’s management has announced Aug 9, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 11, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 8, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Valero Energy Corporation. Shares were Reiterated by Scotia Howard Weil on Jul 27, 2016 to “Sector Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 60 from a previous price target of $61 .Valero Energy Corporation was Downgraded by Tudor Pickering to ” Hold” on May 16, 2016.

Valero Energy Corp (Valero) is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels other petrochemical products and power. The Company’s refineries can produce conventional gasolines premium gasolines gasoline diesel fuel low-sulfur diesel fuel ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel CARB diesel fuel other distillates jet fuel asphalt petrochemicals lubricants and other refined products. The Company markets branded and unbranded refined products through approximately 7400 outlets. The Company also owns 11 ethanol plants in the central plains region of the United States that primarily produce ethanol. The Company operates through two segments. The refining segment includes refining operations wholesale marketing product supply and distribution and transportation operations in the United States Canada the United Kingdom Aruba and Ireland. Its ethanol segment primarily includes sale of internally produced ethanol and distillers grains.

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