Capital Advisors Cut By $10.25 Million Its Valero Energy New (VLO) Stake; Vaalco Energy (EGY) Sentiment Is 0.74

June 19, 2017 - By Migdalia James

VAALCO Energy, Inc. is an independent energy company. The company has market cap of $53.87 million. The Firm is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of natural gas and crude oil. It has a 32.93 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Gabon, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, the United States, and Corporate and other, which includes corporate and activities support.

Capital Advisors Inc decreased Valero Energy Corp New (VLO) stake by 59.19% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Capital Advisors Inc sold 150,662 shares as Valero Energy Corp New (VLO)’s stock declined 2.47%. The Capital Advisors Inc holds 103,895 shares with $7.10M value, down from 254,557 last quarter. Valero Energy Corp New now has $30.41 billion valuation. The stock rose 1.60% or $1.05 reaching $66.85. About 2.05 million shares traded. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has risen 15.29% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500.

About 118,958 shares traded. VAALCO Energy, Inc. (EGY) has risen 3.67% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.03% the S&P500.

Tieton Capital Management Llc holds 0.93% of its portfolio in VAALCO Energy, Inc. for 1.14 million shares. Wilen Investment Management Corp. owns 863,629 shares or 0.53% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Kornitzer Capital Management Inc Ks has 0.1% invested in the company for 5.35 million shares. The Us-based Ancora Advisors Llc has invested 0.01% in the stock. Atlanta Capital Group, a Georgia-based fund reported 25,000 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Valero Energy Corporation had 35 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, August 24 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”. On Monday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) earned “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, July 24. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, February 1. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 31. The rating was downgraded by Tudor Pickering on Monday, May 16 to “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold” on Wednesday, January 4. The company was downgraded on Thursday, January 12 by Jefferies. On Wednesday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Howard Weil with “Sector Outperform”. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has “Strong-Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Vetr.

Analysts await Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.41 earnings per share, up 31.78% or $0.34 from last year’s $1.07 per share. VLO’s profit will be $641.41M for 11.85 P/E if the $1.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual earnings per share reported by Valero Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 107.35% EPS growth.

Since January 26, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $4.77 million activity. $66,194 worth of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) was sold by Waters Stephen M on Wednesday, February 22. On Friday, May 5 Riggs R. Lane sold $2.05 million worth of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) or 31,522 shares. $2.65M worth of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) was sold by Gorder Joseph W on Thursday, January 26.

Capital Advisors Inc increased Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP) stake by 29,398 shares to 122,397 valued at $12.81 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) stake by 11,905 shares and now owns 154,263 shares. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.05, from 1.01 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 56 investors sold VLO shares while 309 reduced holdings. 120 funds opened positions while 268 raised stakes. 341.48 million shares or 0.17% less from 342.05 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Ltd Liability Co holds 1.15 million shares or 0.42% of its portfolio. Oakworth Cap stated it has 2,374 shares. Evercore Wealth Limited Company reported 1,607 shares. Profund Limited Company, a Maryland-based fund reported 29,895 shares. Private Wealth Advisors reported 17,847 shares. France-based Exane Derivatives has invested 0% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Randolph owns 305,975 shares. Finemark Savings Bank Trust has invested 0.26% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Americafirst Capital Management Limited Liability Com, California-based fund reported 1,478 shares. Moreover, Goldman Sachs Gru Inc has 0.08% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Mason Street Advsr Limited Com has 61,922 shares. Sun Life Fincl has invested 0% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Ig Management holds 0.27% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 751,727 shares. Laffer Invests owns 29,380 shares. Blue Chip Partners Incorporated accumulated 25,333 shares.

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