Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 19, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 17, 2015. Shareholders who purchased VLO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $70, the dividend yield is 2.86%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VLO was $70, representing a -3.71% decrease from the 52 week high of $72.70 and a 61.1% increase over the 52 week low of $43.45.
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 2015 as 30.27%, compared to an industry average of -3%.
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 )
- Deep Value ETF ( DVP )
- First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund ( FXN ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXE with an decrease of -9.45% over the last 100 days. IEO has the highest percent weighting of VLO at 5.44%.