Sentry Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) by 4.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 35,564 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,483 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Valero Energy Corporation were worth $2,399,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. raised its position in Valero Energy Corporation by 62.2% in the second quarter. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. now owns 1,614 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $109,000 after purchasing an additional 619 shares during the period. First Personal Financial Services raised its position in Valero Energy Corporation by 13.6% in the second quarter. First Personal Financial Services now owns 1,636 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $110,000 after purchasing an additional 196 shares during the period. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America raised its position in Valero Energy Corporation by 0.6% in the first quarter. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America now owns 1,746 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $116,000 after purchasing an additional 11 shares during the period. Ffcm LLC raised its position in Valero Energy Corporation by 189.4% in the second quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 1,881 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $128,000 after purchasing an additional 1,231 shares during the period. Finally, Manchester Capital Management LLC raised its position in Valero Energy Corporation by 16.9% in the second quarter. Manchester Capital Management LLC now owns 2,076 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $140,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 80.63% of the company’s stock.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) traded up 0.25% on Tuesday, hitting $77.61. The stock had a trading volume of 728,232 shares. The stock has a market cap of $34.28 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.16 and a beta of 1.21. The company’s 50-day moving average is $73.20 and its 200-day moving average is $67.63. Valero Energy Corporation has a one year low of $53.60 and a one year high of $78.64.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The oil and gas company reported $1.23 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.15. Valero Energy Corporation had a return on equity of 8.59% and a net margin of 2.17%. The company had revenue of $22.25 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.32 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.07 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Valero Energy Corporation will post $4.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Valero Energy Corporation news, CFO Michael S. Ciskowski sold 53,012 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.88, for a total value of $3,863,514.56. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 67,413 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,913,059.44. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Stephen M. Waters sold 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.00, for a total value of $102,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 55,168 shares of company stock worth $4,015,279 over the last three months. 0.45% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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VLO has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Standpoint Research initiated coverage on Valero Energy Corporation in a research report on Friday, June 30th. They issued an “accumulate” rating and a $84.00 target price on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $77.00 price objective on shares of Valero Energy Corporation in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Jefferies Group LLC dropped their price objective on Valero Energy Corporation from $80.00 to $78.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Scotiabank set a $70.00 price objective on Valero Energy Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 26th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. dropped their price objective on Valero Energy Corporation from $70.00 to $68.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, July 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $75.97.

Valero Energy Corporation Company Profile

Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. The Company’s segments include refining, ethanol and Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP). The refining segment includes its refining operations 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)

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