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) pushed the Basic Materials sector lower today making it today's featured Basic Materials laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, Valero Energy Corporation fell $0.73 (-1.7%) to $41.24 on average volume. Throughout the day, 9,503,886 shares of Valero Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10,954,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $41.02-$42.50 after having opened the day at $42.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.97. Other companies within the Basic Materials sector that declined today were:
), down 23.0%,
), down 17.4%,
), down 9.7% and
), down 7.2%.
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Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company. The company operates through three segments: Refining, Ethanol, and Retail. Valero Energy Corporation has a market cap of $22.5 billion and is part of the energy industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.
TheStreet Ratings rates Valero Energy Corporation as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.
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On the positive front,
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), down 18.6%,
), down 17.3% and
), down 15.0% , were all gainers within the basic materials sector with
) being today's featured basic materials sector leader.
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