Valero Energy Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (VLO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) is Monday, February 11, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $46.10 as of 9:50 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%.

The average volume for Valero Energy has been 8.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Valero Energy has a market cap of $25.15 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 33.9% 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 12.2, 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, 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.

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