Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis


The oil and gas company reported $1.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.15. As of the end of the quarter Allianz Asset Management Gmbh had acquired 288,219 shares growing its position 402.2%. The stock rose 0.11% or $0.11 reaching $103.41 per share.

About 20,960 shares traded.

In terms of performance, shares of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) are 13.25% since the start of 2016. It has underperformed by 12.64% the S&P500. Wms Prtn Limited Co reported 2,162 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Moving closer, we can see that shares have been trading 3.77% off of the 20-day moving average. Kimberly Clark Corp now has $41.60 billion valuation. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 1.5% gains and is up by 4.77% compared with its 200-day moving average of $44.78. It has underperformed by 10.40% the S&P500. The company has market cap of $7.15 billion. Waldron LP now owns 8,455 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $560,000 after purchasing an additional 2,650 shares during the period.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.47, from 1.19 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 50 investors sold VLO shares while 274 reduced holdings.

These funds have shifted positions in (VLP). The active investment managers in our partner's database now hold: 345.06 million shares, up from 340.91 million shares in 2017Q1.

Valero Energy Corporation's shares may have great momentum, but how has it been performing relative to the market? Ent Ser holds 0.01% or 532 shares.

Wilsey Asset Management Inc holds 9.04% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation for 185,411 shares. Valero Energy Corporation now has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $74.61. River Road Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.05% or 808,415 shares in its portfolio. Thompson Davis owns 2,245 shares. Wilkins Inv Counsel Incorporated holds 0.32% or 10,000 shares in its portfolio. Benjamin F Edwards And Inc invested in 0.01% or 1,425 shares. Aperio Group Inc Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.13% or 314,221 shares. Conning Incorporated holds 2,444 shares.

Valero Energy Corporation is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer.

01/05/2017 - Valero Energy Corporation was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Equities research analysts predict that Valero Energy Partners will post $3.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Therefore 59% are positive. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Friday, May 26 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, September 17 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 29 with "Outperform". J.P. Morgan downgraded it to "Hold" rating and $78.0 target in Friday, October 6 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 19. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight".

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $2.05 million activity. Insiders sold 55,168 shares of company stock valued at $4,015,279 in the last ninety days.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. 73 funds opened positions while 283 raised stakes. 241.30 million shares or 1.02% more from 238.87 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Harvest Fund Advisors LLC owns 1,016,604 shares valued at $46,398,000. Shell Asset Mgmt Co accumulated 50,089 shares or 0.08% of the stock. National Bank Of Montreal Can holds 2.56 million shares. Cetera Advisor Ntwk Ltd Company invested in 0.03% or 8,536 shares. Northstar Invest Advsr Ltd Liability invested 0.12% in Pfizer Inc. Bollard Grp Inc Ltd Company stated it has 81,179 shares or 0.3% of all its holdings. Moreover, Renaissance Technologies Ltd Liability Corp has 0.4% invested in Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX). 2,080 are held by Blue Fincl Cap. The stock declined 0.44% or $0.34 reaching $76.89 on the news. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh Williams invested in 0.46% or 18,235 shares. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.13/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 11.8%.

About 1.37M shares traded. It also upped Ishares Tr (HDV) stake by 66,702 shares and now owns 761,901 shares. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was raised too. Next quarter's EPS is estimated at $0.84 with next year's EPS anticipated to be $3.52. $659,615 worth of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) shares were sold by MacQuillan Sandra. Finally, Scotiabank set a $70.00 price objective on Valero Energy Corporation and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Therefore 81% are positive. The rating was initiated by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 23 with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 23 with "Buy". Deutsche Bank maintained Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) rating on Thursday, October 22. The rating was upgraded by ValuEngine to "Buy" on Friday, May 26. The company was initiated on Wednesday, November 30 by Citigroup. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by CLSA. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $74.67.