Chesley Taft & Associates LLC Purchases New Stake in Valero Energy Co. (VLO)

Chesley Taft & Associates LLC Purchases New Stake in Valero Energy Co. (VLO)

Chesley Taft & Associates LLC Purchases New Stake in Valero Energy Co. (VLO)

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The investor is now holding $1.82 million shares due in part to a decrease of 4624 new shares in their portfolio. Adams Natural Res Fund invested in 2.76% or 232,000 shares. Shelton Capital Management holds 0.13% or 21,500 shares. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 1,378,101 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $106,014,000 after acquiring an additional 1,350,627 shares during the last quarter. Valero Energy accounts for about 0.8% of Kwmg LLC's investment portfolio, making the stock its 28th largest position. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $94.57. 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. Howe & Rusling, New York-based fund reported 258 shares.

In other Valero Energy news, Director Philip J. Pfeiffer sold 1,500 shares of Valero Energy stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.29, for a total value of $23,465,233.70. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Stephen M. Waters sold 1,000 shares of Valero Energy stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. About 765,711 shares traded or 40.93% up from the average. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of key analysts, polled by FactSet, shared their views about the current stock momentum. Cowen reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $100.00 price target on shares of Valero Energy in a report on Thursday. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of VLO in report on Saturday, September 5 with "Outperform" rating. Zacks Investment Research raised Valero Energy from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $87.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Moreover, Tiemann Inv Advsr Limited Com has 0.21% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 3,235 shares. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) earned "Hold" rating by Piper Jaffray on Sunday, January 21.

Among 23 analysts covering United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, September 10 by BB&T Capital.

Shares of Valero Energy Co. The stock decreased 1.23% or $17.89 during the last trading session, reaching $1433. About 2,128 shares traded. Valero Energy Co. has a fifty-two week low of $60.69 and a fifty-two week high of $99.95.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 12.66, a price to book ratio of 1.14, and a price to sales ratio of 7.9.

Valero Energy Corp. has released fourth quarter financial results, reporting the company's ethanol segment earned $37 million of operating income during the final three months of previous year, down from $126 million during the same period of 2016.

Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) institutional sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Hence the difference between Predicted EPS and Actual EPS reported is $0.08/share which shows an Earnings Surprise of 7.4 Percent. Valero Energy had a return on equity of 9.87% and a net margin of 2.33%.

They expect $0.72 EPS, down 6.94% or $0.05 from last year's $0.77 per share. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 27.4% compared to the same quarter past year. 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. Meru Capital Group Lp bought 22,500 shares as the company's stock rose 12.78% with the market. It dropped, as 58 investors sold AMGN shares while 511 reduced holdings.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 6th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 13th will be issued a $0.80 dividend. Hightower Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.11% or 173,322 shares. This represents a $1.82 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 12th. CISKOWSKI MICHAEL S also sold $3.86M worth of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) on Tuesday, September 19. "(VLO)" was first reported by Registrar Journal and is the property of of Registrar Journal.

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Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $27.57 million activity.

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