Insider Trading Alert - VLO, LGND And DAR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 20, 2014, 98 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $251.68 to $253,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) - FREE Research Report

Klesse William R who is COB and CEO at Valero Energy Corporation sold 51,659 shares at $54.57 on March 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the COB and CEO owned 1.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.24% with the 51,659-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.66, up $0.09, or 0.16% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Valero Energy Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 53,426
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 53,426
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 53,426

The average volume for Valero Energy Corporation has been 8.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Valero Energy Corporation has a market cap of $28.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 7.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It operates through two segments, Refining and Ethanol. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.82%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.1. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Valero Energy Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Valero Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Valero Energy Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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