Were Analysts Bearish Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) This Week?

The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Management, Alberta - Canada-based fund reported 37,500 shares. 33,072 were accumulated by Systematic Fincl L P. Ftb invested in 0.77% or 96,587 shares. This repurchase authorization permits the oil and gas company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. FMR LLC grew its position in Valero Energy by 146.1% in the 2nd quarter. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA now owns 1,447 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $112,000 after acquiring an additional 1,386 shares in the last quarter. It increased, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. Bank of Montreal Can grew its position in Valero Energy by 17.4% in the 4th quarter. The stock decreased 4.43% or $7.43 during the last trading session, reaching $160.35. Valero Energy earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. The firm owned 236,032 shares of the oil and gas company's stock after selling 42,826 shares during the quarter.

Valero Energy Partners shares have increased 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky sold 21,000 shares as the company's stock rose 20.33% with the market. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

In other Valero Energy news, Director Stephen M. Waters sold 1,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. About 1.18M shares traded. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 299,687 shares of company stock valued at $27,733,958.

A number of key analysts, polled by FactSet, shared their views about the current stock momentum. Valero Energy Corporation had 69 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Standpoint Research lowered shares of Valero Energy from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $84.00 target price on the stock.in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Valero Energy from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th.

Looking at insider trading can give great insight into how Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) is performing. Therefore, Valero Energy Corporation is a large market cap stock. Vetr has "Strong-Buy" rating and $73.88 target. Has $21.69 Million Holdings in Valero Energy Co. (NYSE:VLO) opened at $94.69 on Friday. The company's stock had a trading volume of 2,837,107 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,048,694. Valero Energy Co. has a 12 month low of $60.69 and a 12 month high of $99.95. (NASDAQ:GBDC) is worth US$1.09 Billion and has recently risen 0.66% to US$18.29.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 12.66, a price to book ratio of 1.14, and a price to sales ratio of 7.9. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has risen 15.29% since February 2, 2017 and is uptrending.

Overall, Valero reported net income attributable to shareholders of $2.4 billion, or $5.42 per share, compared to $367 million, or 81 cents per share, during the same quarter of 2016.

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Heading into the earnings release, covering analysts have a consensus target price of $98.63 on Valero Energy Corporation shares. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 617,929 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $41,685,000 after buying an additional 34,751 shares in the last quarter. The hedge fund run by Eric Chen held 5,950 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.72 million, down from 19,250 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 6th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 13th will be issued a $0.80 dividend.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has seen its stock price gain 2.78, or +3.02%, so far in 2017. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 28th. Valero Energy's payout ratio is now 60.48%.

Chesley Taft & Associates LLC purchased a new stake in Valero Energy Co.

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Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) tinted gains of +0.67% (+0.3 points) to US$45.18.

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