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Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 25, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 25, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.225 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased VLO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 28.57% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $42.54, the dividend yield is 2.12%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VLO was $42.54, representing a -13.13% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.97 and a 39.2% increase over the 52 week low of $30.56.
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 $4.42. Zacks Investment Research reports VLO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -42.11%, compared to an industry average of -8.2%.
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 )
- First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund ( FXN )
- PowerShares Dynamic Energy ( PXI )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF ( RYE )
- PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Value ( PWV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FXN with an increase of 15.15% over the last 100 days. PXE has the highest percent weighting of VLO at 5.21%.