Valero Energy Partners' (VLP) Neutral Rating Reaffirmed at Citigroup Inc

Valero Energy Corp. is expected to post a $298 million profit in the first quarter of 2017 a nearly 40 percent decline compared with the same period in 2016

Valero Energy Partners' (VLP) Neutral Rating Reaffirmed at Citigroup Inc

Tph Asset Management Ltd Liability Co owns 715,944 shares or 3.2% of their U.S. portfolio. State Street Corp now owns 26,626,768 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $1,819,140,000 after buying an additional 549,672 shares during the last quarter.

Earnings per share (EPS) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for Valero Energy Corporation the EPS stands at 0.81 for the previous quarter, while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be 0.77, suggesting the stock exceeded the analysts' expectations. LSV Asset Management now owns 7,470,709 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $395,947,000 after buying an additional 37,572 shares during the last quarter. About 850 shares traded. Chemical Bank raised its stake in Valero Energy by 5.5% in the third quarter. Ancora Advsr Ltd Com reported 0% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP). The company has market value of $29.42B.

The New York-based Estabrook Capital has invested 0% in Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP). Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 364,377 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $24,722,979.45. The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 0.39%, which was maintained for the month at -1.89%.

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) now has a consensus Price Target of $71.86. The stock, after opening at $13.08, closed at $13.00 by scoring -0.84%. 407,725 shares of the company were exchanged.

In the trailing 12 months period, return on assets ratio of the Company was 5.00% and return on equity ratio was 11.20% while its return on investment ratio was 10.00%. Latest closing price was -3.60% below its 50-day moving average and 6.72% above its 200-day moving average. Ngam Advsr Ltd Partnership invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO).

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio. The firm earned $20.71 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.42 billion. Valero Energy had a return on equity of 8.08% and a net margin of 3.03%. During the same period previous year, the business posted $1.79 earnings per share. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $54.00. Mizuho maintained the shares of VLO in report on Friday, February 3 with "Buy" rating.

The share price of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) was down -1.03% during the last trading session, with a day high of 64.37. Bank of America Corp upgraded shares of Valero Energy from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and increased their price objective for the company from $68.00 to $86.00 in a report on Thursday, January 5th. Valero Energy Partners LP had 19 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Valero Energy will post $4.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) where 3 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 9 analysts said it's a Buy, 9 rated the stock as Hold, 0 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $67.95. Also, insider Joseph W. Gorder sold 39,057 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.85, for a total value of $2,650,017.45.

Brokerage houses, on average, are recommending investors to sell The Gap, Inc. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Finally, Vetr upgraded Valero Energy from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $71.36 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, January 2nd. The refining segment includes its refining activities and the associated marketing activities. The ethanol segment includes its ethanol operations and the associated marketing activities, and logistics assets that support its ethanol operations. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.06% of the company's stock.

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