1 is Valero Energy Corp's (NYSE:VLO) Institutional Investor Sentiment

The institutional investor held 7,606 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $585,000, up from 3,436 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Washington Trust Bank who had been investing in Valero Energy Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.33B market cap company. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA boosted its position in shares of Valero Energy by 2,272.1% in the third quarter.

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500. The Ohio-based Randolph Co Inc has invested 4.36% in the stock. Rdl Inc reported 36,475 shares. 281.04 million shares or 1.59% less from 285.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The company has market cap of $1.71 billion. The stock increased 1.73% or $2.24 during the last trading session, reaching $132.03. About 326,886 shares traded. United Parcel Service, Inc. It has underperformed by 14.60% the S&P500. Valero Energy Co. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a current ratio of 1.91. Riverhead Limited Liability Company invested in 278,101 shares. 72 funds opened positions while 218 raised stakes. EPS enables the earnings of a company to easily be compared to their competitors. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 81.31% of the company's stock.

Public Sector Pension Investment Board increased Caterpillar Inc Del (NYSE:CAT) stake by 140,637 shares to 207,841 valued at $25.92M in 2017Q3. (NYSE:UPS) for 1,244 shares. Scotia has 0.2% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 57,589 shares in the company, valued at $5,120,237.99. Foster Motley accumulated 1,667 shares. Invsts Asset Of Georgia Incorporated Ga Adv accumulated 4,535 shares or 0.26% of the stock. Orrstown Fincl Services invested in 195 shares. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, November 16 by Tudor Pickering. Credit Suisse downgraded the shares of VLO in report on Monday, April 11 to "Neutral" rating. The stock of Electronic Arts Inc. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". Stifel Nicolaus maintained Electronic Arts Inc. Jefferies Group analyst C. Goldman now forecasts that the oil and gas company will earn $4.96 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $4.83. BMO Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $11500 target. The rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan on Friday, October 6 to "Hold". (NYSE VLO) opened at $94.55 on Friday. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Friday, December 22. FinnCap has "Buy" rating and GBX 290 target. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, August 19 report.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $27.57 million activity.

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Analysts await Electronic Arts Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to report earnings on February, 8. During the same period a year ago, the firm posted $1.24 EPS. VLO's profit will be $551.39 million for 19.18 P/E if the $1.26 EPS becomes a reality. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Valero Energy's Q1 2018 earnings at $1.55 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $1.89 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.79 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.90 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $7.11 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $6.55 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $6.24 EPS.

Investec Asset Management Ltd increased Illinois Tool Works Inc (NYSE:ITW) stake by 5,622 shares to 293,617 valued at $43.44 million in 2017Q3.

Among 26 analysts covering Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Valero Energy from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $87.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, October 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, November 15 with "Neutral". Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc bought 23,666 shares as the company's stock declined 2.47% while stock markets rallied. Valero Energy has a 1-year low of $60.69 and a 1-year high of $97.00. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, December 2. On Monday, October 9 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy". The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The company had a trading volume of 2,868,554 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,160,000. Its refining segment includes refining and marketing operations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Aruba and Ireland. Its up 0.22, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 46 investors sold VLO shares while 310 reduced holdings.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have a current recommendation of 2.50 on a consensus basis for the stock. Ellington Mngmt Gru Limited Liability holds 0.31% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 23,900 shares. Retirement Of Alabama has 214,275 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Allsquare Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Com reported 0.03% stake. Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Valero Energy by 26.1% during the 4th quarter. Moreover, Meritage Port Management has 0.31% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Salem Counselors holds 682 shares. Trustmark Commercial Bank Trust Department holds 5,593 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. About 61,997 shares traded. Plante Moran Finance Advsr Limited Company invested in 0.02% or 455 shares.

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