Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 05, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 03, 2016. Shareholders who purchased VLO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 20% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of VLO was $60.94, representing a -17.51% decrease from the 52 week high of $73.88 and a 17.92% increase over the 52 week low of $51.68.
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 $9.54. Zacks Investment Research reports VLO's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as -16.77%, compared to an industry average of -10.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to VLO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VLO as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF ( IEO )
- PowerShares Dynamic Energy E&P ( PXE )
- PowerShares DWA Energy Momentum Portfolio ( PXI )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Energy Select Sector ( XLE )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF ( RYE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLE with an decrease of -10.38% over the last 100 days. IEO has the highest percent weighting of VLO at 7.73%.
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