Valero Energy Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 19, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 18,
2014. Shareholders who purchased VLO stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
25% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock
price of $55.83, the dividend yield is 1.79%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VLO was $55.83,
representing a -6.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.69 and
a 69.18% increase over the 52 week low of $33.
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 $5.34. Zacks Investment Research reports VLO's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 49.11%, compared to an
industry average of 18.5%.
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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 (
- PowerShares DWA Energy Momentum Portfolio (
- SPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF (
- First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IEO with an increase of
12.08% over the last 100 days. PXE has the highest percent
weighting of VLO at 5.14%.