Why Valero Is Poised to Bounce Back

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil refining giant Valero Energy (NYSE: VLO  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Valero and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Valero facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

San Antonio, Texas (1955)

Market Cap

$20.1 billion

Industry

Oil and gas refining and marketing

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$136.0 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO William Klesse

President/COO Joseph Gorder

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

11.6%

Cash/Debt

$1.9 billion/$6.9 billion

Dividend Yield

2.4%

Competitors

BP

Chevron 

ExxonMobil 

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 4,557 members who have rated Valero believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, SterlingFinlAdvisors, tapped Valero as a particularly tempting bargain opportunity:

Stock is trading at a 40% discount to our valuation. Brent/WTI spread has all but disappeared and pipeline infrastructure to gulf improving. [Valero] is largest Oil/Gas refiner and trades at an +11% earnings yield based on analyst estimates of 2014 earnings. Dividends are increasing.

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  • Report this Comment On August 14, 2013, at 7:47 AM, zeke39 wrote:

    "Brent/WTI spread has all but disappeared and pipeline infrastructure to gulf improving."

    That's a recommendation for a refiner??

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