Valero Energy Co. (VLO) Shares Sold by Anderson Hoagland & Co.

Anderson Hoagland & Co. trimmed its stake in Valero Energy Co. (NYSE:VLO) by 8.1% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 21,056 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 1,849 shares during the period. Valero Energy makes up approximately 1.1% of Anderson Hoagland & Co.’s portfolio, making the stock its 29th biggest holding. Anderson Hoagland & Co.’s holdings in Valero Energy were worth $1,935,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of VLO. Willingdon Wealth Management bought a new position in shares of Valero Energy in the third quarter worth approximately $100,000. Cable Hill Partners LLC boosted its stake in Valero Energy by 1,015.3% in the third quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC now owns 1,316 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 1,198 shares in the last quarter. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA boosted its stake in Valero Energy by 2,272.1% in the third quarter. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA now owns 1,447 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 1,386 shares in the last quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC boosted its stake in Valero Energy by 300.6% in the third quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 1,863 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 1,398 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC purchased a new stake in Valero Energy in the third quarter worth approximately $160,000. Institutional investors own 81.34% of the company’s stock.

In related news, CFO Michael S. Ciskowski sold 251,530 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.29, for a total value of $23,465,233.70. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 309,119 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $28,837,711.51. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Michael S. Ciskowski sold 45,657 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.91, for a total value of $4,059,363.87. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 57,589 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,120,237.99. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 301,287 shares of company stock valued at $27,860,150. Insiders own 0.45% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts have issued reports on VLO shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Valero Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Citigroup upped their target price on Valero Energy from $68.00 to $76.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $90.00 target price on shares of Valero Energy in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $84.00 target price on shares of Valero Energy in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Valero Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. Valero Energy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $81.41.

Valero Energy Co. (NYSE:VLO) traded up $1.41 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $97.56. The stock had a trading volume of 2,940,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,991,527. The stock has a market capitalization of $42,700.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.16, a PEG ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.20. Valero Energy Co. has a 52-week low of $60.69 and a 52-week high of $98.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a current ratio of 1.91.

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The oil and gas company reported $1.91 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.83 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $23.56 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.42 billion. Valero Energy had a return on equity of 9.87% and a net margin of 2.33%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 19.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.24 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Valero Energy Co. will post 4.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Valero Energy

Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. The Company’s segments include refining, ethanol and Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP). The refining segment includes its refining operations and the associated marketing activities. The ethanol segment includes its ethanol operations and the associated marketing activities, and logistics assets that support its ethanol operations.

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