Valero Energy Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 18, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.275 per share is scheduled to be paid on
September 17, 2014. Shareholders who purchased VLO stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This represents an 10% increase over the prior quarter. At the
current stock price of $52.78, the dividend yield is 2.08%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VLO was $52.78,
representing a -11.58% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.69 and
a 58.98% increase over the 52 week low of $33.20.
VLO is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies
such as Exxon Mobil Corporation (
) and Chevron Corporation (
). VLO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $5.59. Zacks Investment Research reports VLO's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 22.19%, compared to an
industry average of 9.4%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to VLO through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VLO as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Energy E&P (
- iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (
- SPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF (
- PowerShares DWA Energy Momentum Portfolio (
- First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IEO with an increase of
9.03% over the last 100 days. PXE has the highest percent weighting
of VLO at 4.79%.