Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.7 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 07, 2017. Shareholders who purchased VLO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 16.67% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of VLO was $67.62, representing a -5.29% decrease from the 52 week high of $71.40 and a 44.24% increase over the 52 week low of $46.88.
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 $4.92. Zacks Investment Research reports VLO's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 43.2%, compared to an industry average of 7.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to VLO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VLO as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF ( RYE )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF ( RPV )
- SPDR S&P 500 Buyback ETF ( SPYB )
- Cambria Value and Momentum ETF ( VAMO )
- iShares Morningstar Large-Cap Value ETF ( JKF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RPV with an increase of 14.27% over the last 100 days. RYE has the highest percent weighting of VLO at 2.8%.