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) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Valero Energy Corporation rose 54 cents (1.9%) to $29.03 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7.6 million shares of Valero Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $28.23-$29.10 after having opened the day at $28.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.49. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were:
), up 21%,
), up 15.9%,
), up 12.3%, and
), up 10.9%.
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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 $15.67 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.7, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 35.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Valero Energy Corporation a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and four rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Valero Energy Corporation as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.
- You can view the full Valero Energy Ratings Report.
On the negative front,
), down 13.1%,
), down 8.9%,
), down 8.8%, and
), down 8.2%, were all laggards within the energy industry with
) being today's energy industry laggard.
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