Symmetry Partners LLC lowered its holdings in shares of Valero Energy Co. (NYSE:VLO – Free Report) by 18.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 13,733 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 3,014 shares during the quarter. Symmetry Partners LLC’s holdings in Valero Energy were worth $1,611,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of VLO. Walkner Condon Financial Advisors LLC bought a new position in Valero Energy in the first quarter valued at approximately $216,000. Spire Wealth Management lifted its position in Valero Energy by 64.7% in the 1st quarter. Spire Wealth Management now owns 2,785 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $389,000 after acquiring an additional 1,094 shares in the last quarter. PFG Investments LLC acquired a new position in Valero Energy in the 1st quarter worth $318,000. Nordea Investment Management AB increased its holdings in Valero Energy by 5.4% during the 1st quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 469,536 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $64,186,000 after purchasing an additional 23,915 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Quantinno Capital Management LP raised its stake in shares of Valero Energy by 126.4% in the 4th quarter. Quantinno Capital Management LP now owns 11,756 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $1,491,000 after purchasing an additional 6,564 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 77.07% of the company’s stock.
Insider Transactions at Valero Energy
In related news, Director Joseph W. Gorder sold 75,580 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $135.99, for a total value of $10,278,124.20. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 621,872 shares in the company, valued at $84,568,373.28. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.04% of the company’s stock.
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Valero Energy Stock Performance
Shares of VLO traded up $1.32 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $146.80. The company had a trading volume of 593,411 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,086,830. The business has a fifty day moving average of $128.37 and a 200-day moving average of $123.56. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. The firm has a market cap of $51.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.04, a PEG ratio of 0.94 and a beta of 1.66. Valero Energy Co. has a 12 month low of $97.73 and a 12 month high of $150.39.
Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO – Get Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The oil and gas company reported $5.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $5.08 by $0.32. Valero Energy had a net margin of 6.96% and a return on equity of 42.31%. The firm had revenue of $34.51 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $34.37 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $11.36 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 33.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Valero Energy Co. will post 24.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Valero Energy Announces Dividend
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 3rd were given a dividend of $1.02 per share. This represents a $4.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.78%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 2nd. Valero Energy’s payout ratio is 14.05%.
Valero Energy Company Profile
Valero Energy Corporation manufactures, markets, and sells transportation fuels and petrochemical products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latin America, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Refining, Renewable Diesel, and Ethanol. The company produces California Reformulated Gasoline Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending and Conventional Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending gasolines, CARB diesel, diesel, jet fuel, and asphalt; aromatics; and sulfur crude oils.
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