Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 19, 2014

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Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO ) 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 ( XOM ) and Chevron Corporation ( CVX ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the VLO Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 ( PXE )
  • iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF ( IEO )
  • PowerShares DWA Energy Momentum Portfolio ( PXI )
  • SPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF ( SYE )
  • First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund ( FXN ).

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%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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