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Valero Energy Corp : Popping Up All Over



June 20, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VLO

Valero Energy has been showing up all over the stock news. I have been reading a number of articles about stocks and companies about to pop, and VLO keeps on showing up! This post is going to be compilation of all the analytical information I have come across. I hope its as insightful to you as it was to me. 


Valero Energy (VLO)

Trailing P/E: 27.34
Forward P/E: 6.76

The independent petroleum refinery is the largest standalone operation in the United States. As of December 31, 2010, it operated 14 refineries with a total capacity of around 2.6 million barrels per day. They also have 10 ethanol plants with capacity of around 1.1 billion gallons per year and 403 million bushels of corn processed per year.

The company’s revenues and earnings are expected to grow in the coming year. Revenues at Valero have fluctuated greatly over the last few years. Between 2006 and 2010, revenues have ranged from $64.599 billion to $106.676. Operating income has displayed a similar variation. If income from continuing operations can return to 2007 and 2006 levels of $4.23 billion and $4.86 billion, respectively, investors could see meaningful upside.

They also have retail exposure through 994 company operated stores through the US which sell around 119,900 barrels per day."

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