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Leavell Investment Management Inc. Boosts Position in Valero Energy Co. (VLO)

13 January 2018

The hedge fund run by Jeremy Green held 6.48M shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $79.34M, up from 2.22 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc who had been investing in United Parcel Svc Inc Cl B for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $113.77 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $85.67. About 61,997 shares traded. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Washington Trust Bank increased its stake in Valero Energy Corp (VLO) by 98.1% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sigma Planning Corp sold 6,204 shares as Valero Energy Corp New (VLO)'s stock declined 2.47%. The oil and gas company reported $1.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.83 by $0.08. Wright Investors Service Inc who had been investing in Valero Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.36B market cap company.

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) traded up $0.40 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $94.55.

In other Valero Energy news, Director Philip J. Pfeiffer sold 1,500 shares of Valero Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th.

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Central Asia Metals PLC (LON:CAML), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for Valero Energy Corporation is Hold, according to the average of 17 analyst scores. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 26 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 12 by Stifel Nicolaus. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of EA in report on Friday, August 25 with "Buy" rating. Cowen raised their price objective on shares of Valero Energy from $70.00 to $90.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, August 3 by Oppenheimer. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". Citigroup maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 19 report. (NASDAQ:EA) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by Macquarie Research. It also reduced its holding in Bhp Billiton Plc Spon Adr (NYSE:BBL) by 12,289 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 569,782 shares, and cut its stake in Diageo Plc (NYSE:DEO).

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $27.57 million activity. The firm has floated short ratio of 1.62%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, its stand at 3.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 1.91 and a quick ratio of 1.24. It dropped, as 46 investors sold VLO shares while 310 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 495 raised stakes. Further, company shares have been seen trading -0.43% off of the 52 week high and 55.79% away from the 52 week low. Covington Advsr accumulated 48,414 shares. Brandywine Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability invested in 403,600 shares or 0.31% of the stock. Patten And Patten Incorporated Tn reported 0.09% stake. Greystone Investment Mngmt Ltd Llc owns 197,179 shares for 5.23% of their portfolio. 281.04 million shares or 1.59% less from 285.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The insider now holds 57,589 shares of Valero Energy Corporation (VLO). Leavell Investment Management Inc.'s holdings in Valero Energy were worth $938,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Mirae Asset Global Com Ltd reported 46,258 shares.

Analysts await Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) to report earnings on January, 30.

In recent action, Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) has made a move of +8.75% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Spectrum Management Grp holds 0.67% or 26,949 shares. Gotham Asset Mgmt Llc holds 407,382 shares or 0.71% of its portfolio. Srb accumulated 2,735 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Usa) stated it has 0.05% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). It also increased its holding in Oneok Inc Com Stk (NYSE:OKE) by 28,403 shares in the quarter, for a total of 69,375 shares, and has risen its stake in Digital Rlty Tr Inc Com (NYSE:DLR). Shares for $179,303 were sold by Bruzzo Chris on Friday, September 1. The Public Sector Pension Investment Board holds 34,449 shares with $4.07 million value, down from 192,391 last quarter.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. It dived, as 53 investors sold FB shares while 618 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 164,298 are held by Hutchinson Cap Ca. Finally, BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of Valero Energy by 2.8% in the 2nd quarter. Assetmark stated it has 93,045 shares. (NASDAQ:FB). 2,405 are owned by Navellier &. The company's stock had a trading volume of 8,413,949 shares. Inv House Limited Liability Corp has invested 5.65% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:EA). 1.44 million were reported by Prudential Fincl Incorporated. Clal Insur Limited accumulated 2.54% or 616,696 shares. (NASDAQ:FB). Aravt Global Ltd Llc owns 616,500 shares for 10.4% of their portfolio. Insiders have sold a total of 301,287 shares of company stock worth $27,860,150 in the last ninety days.

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