NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Valero Energy Corporation

(NYSE:

VLO

) is Monday, November 25, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $43.20 as of 9:50 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for Valero Energy has been 7.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Valero Energy has a market cap of $22.72 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 24.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company. The company operates through three segments: Refining, Ethanol, and Retail. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Valero Energy

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Valero Energy Ratings Report

.

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