Valero Energy Rises On Unusually High Volume (VLO)
Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 16.9 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $4.04 (+10.4%).
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 16.9 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $4.04 (+10.4%) at $42.85 as of 1:21 p.m. ET.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys Stocks Under $10 that he thinks could potentially double. See what he's trading today with a 14-day FREE pass.
Valero Energy has a market cap of $21.09 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 11.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 18.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Valero Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.