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Valero (VLO) Earnings Preview For Tuesday

Valero Energy Corporation  (VLO) 

Background: Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company. The company operates through three segments: Refining, Ethanol, and Retail. The Refining segment engages in refining, wholesale marketing, product supply and distribution, and transportation operations.

Investors are looking forward to improving first-quarter earnings before the market opens on April 30, 2013 The consensus opinion is presently 98 cents a share, a progression of 67 cents (68.4%) from 31 cents during the corresponding period last year. Estimates from analysts range from a low of 72 cents per share, up to the highest estimate of $1.12 per share.

Valero distributes 80 cents a year in dividends for a yield of 2%.

Analysts approve the direction Valero is headed. 12 of the 21 analysts covering the company give a buy recommendation. 8 analysts rate it a hold, and 1 total sell ratings.

7 out of 21 analysts now rate Valero a strong buy up from 6 analysts a month ago. Analysts overall have called this one correctly. In the last 12 months, the shares have accelerated higher. The one year return is 59%. The average analyst current target price for Valero is $51.16.

Currently, the short interest based on the float is inconsequential and not a big concern. Short interest is 2.9%.

(VLO)

(BP)

(CVX)

(XOM)

Strong Buy

7

3

7

4

Moderate Buy

5

4

10

4

Hold

8

7

7

15

Strong Sell Ratings

1

0

1

1

Avg Analyst Price Target

$51.16

$51.25

$128.31

$94.26

Revenue

129.17 billion

328.53 billion

252.79 billion

440.92 billion

Est Low EPS

0.72

0.95

2.58

1.93

Est High EPS

1.12

1.07

3.56

2.18

1 Year Stock Price Change

68.25%

-2.47%

12.25%

2.82%


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