Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 11, 2013

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Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 11, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 13, 2013. Shareholders who purchased VLO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 14.29% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of VLO was $45.44, representing a -1.41% decrease from the 52 week high of $46.09 and a 127.2% increase over the 52 week low of $20.

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 $3.75. Zacks Investment Research reports VLO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -3.22%, compared to an industry average of 26.6%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the VLO Dividend History page.

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 Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Inde ( IEO )
  • Columbia Concentrated Large Cap Value Strategy Fund ( GVT )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF ( RYE )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Energy ( PXI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is GVT with an increase of 18.36% over the last 100 days. PXE has the highest percent weighting of VLO at 5.13%.



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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