Valero Energy - VLO Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $153.62
  • Forecasted Upside: 10.34%
  • Number of Analysts: 13
  • Breakdown:
  • 1 Sell Ratings
  • 3 Hold Ratings
  • 8 Buy Ratings
  • 1 Strong Buy Ratings
$139.22
▼ -3.76 (-2.63%)

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Analyst Price Target for VLO

Analyst Price Target is $153.62
▲ +10.34% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 13 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Valero Energy in the last 3 months. The average price target is $153.62, with a high forecast of $176.00 and a low forecast of $128.00. The average price target represents a 10.34% upside from the last price of $139.22.

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Current Consensus is Moderate Buy

The current consensus among 13 investment analysts is to moderate buy stock in Valero Energy. This Moderate Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 8 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
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9/6/2022
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12/5/2022
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3/5/2023
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6/3/2023
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9/1/2023
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11/30/2023
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1/29/2024
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2/28/2024

Latest Recommendations

  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 8 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
1/29/2024BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$146.00 ➝ $149.00Low
1/26/2024Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy ➝ Strong-Buy$154.00 ➝ $155.00Low
1/24/2024CitigroupInitiated CoverageBuyLow
10/30/2023Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.DowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$150.00 ➝ $130.00Low
10/27/2023Raymond JamesLower TargetStrong-Buy ➝ Strong-Buy$156.00 ➝ $154.00Low
10/9/2023Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Target$144.00 ➝ $141.00Low
10/6/2023Raymond JamesLower TargetStrong-Buy ➝ Strong-Buy$164.00 ➝ $156.00Low
10/6/2023MizuhoLower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$174.00 ➝ $159.00Low
10/3/2023Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$168.00 ➝ $171.00Low
10/3/2023BarclaysBoost Target$142.00 ➝ $144.00Low
9/20/2023Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy ➝ Strong-Buy$150.00 ➝ $164.00Low
9/18/2023Bank of AmericaBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$152.00 ➝ $161.00Low
9/18/2023MizuhoBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$162.00 ➝ $174.00Low
9/8/2023Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$135.00 ➝ $144.00Low
9/1/2023The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost TargetSell ➝ Sell$113.00 ➝ $128.00Low
8/16/2023MizuhoBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$152.00 ➝ $162.00Low
8/15/2023Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$160.00 ➝ $152.00Low
8/7/2023BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$139.00 ➝ $142.00Low
8/4/2023Piper SandlerBoost Target$150.00 ➝ $159.00Low
7/31/2023Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.UpgradeHold ➝ Buy$145.00Low
7/31/2023Tudor PickeringUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$145.00Low
7/28/2023Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetEqual Weight$120.00 ➝ $135.00Low
7/19/2023Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight ➝ Overweight$160.00Low
7/7/2023JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Target$172.00 ➝ $171.00Low
7/3/2023Bank of AmericaBoost Target$157.00 ➝ $160.00Low
6/2/2023Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Target$126.00 ➝ $120.00Low
5/19/2023MizuhoLower Target$174.00 ➝ $152.00Low
5/18/2023Piper SandlerLower Target$188.00 ➝ $155.00Low
5/7/2023BarclaysLower Target$166.00 ➝ $139.00Low
4/28/2023Royal Bank of CanadaLower Target$159.00 ➝ $151.00Low
4/28/2023Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Target$135.00 ➝ $126.00Low
4/18/2023Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$160.00 ➝ $135.00Low
4/17/2023Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.DowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
4/17/2023Tudor PickeringDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
4/11/2023MizuhoBoost TargetBuy$170.00 ➝ $174.00Low
4/6/2023BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$159.00 ➝ $166.00Low
3/28/2023JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweight$160.00 ➝ $172.00Low
3/10/2023MizuhoBoost Target$157.00 ➝ $170.00Low
3/8/2023UBS GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$176.00Low
1/30/2023Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$156.00 ➝ $165.00Low
1/30/2023Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$169.00 ➝ $174.00Low
1/27/2023Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Target$140.00 ➝ $160.00Low
1/27/2023BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$151.00 ➝ $159.00Low
1/20/2023Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$140.00 ➝ $170.00Low
1/19/2023The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost TargetSell$111.00 ➝ $126.00Low
1/17/2023BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$135.00 ➝ $160.00Low
1/13/2023Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$152.00 ➝ $169.00Low
1/10/2023MizuhoReiterated RatingBuy$150.00 ➝ $157.00Low
1/5/2023Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight$137.00 ➝ $140.00Low
12/19/2022Piper SandlerLower TargetOverweight$177.00 ➝ $165.00Low
11/9/2022Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight$147.00 ➝ $177.00N/A
10/26/2022Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$150.00 ➝ $152.00Low
10/26/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight$131.00 ➝ $137.00Low
10/26/2022BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$134.00 ➝ $138.00Low
10/19/2022Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$147.00Low
10/11/2022Piper SandlerLower Target$148.00 ➝ $147.00N/A
10/10/2022BarclaysLower Target$139.00 ➝ $134.00Low
9/21/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight$130.00 ➝ $131.00Low
9/20/2022CowenLower Target$127.00Low
9/12/2022Piper SandlerLower TargetOverweight$150.00 ➝ $148.00Low
8/24/2022Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight$142.00 ➝ $150.00Low
8/16/2022BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$133.00 ➝ $139.00Low
7/19/2022Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight$135.00 ➝ $142.00Low
7/15/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$125.00 ➝ $140.00Low
7/6/2022BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$120.00 ➝ $133.00N/A
6/14/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight$136.00 ➝ $166.00Low
6/13/2022BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$155.00Medium
6/9/2022Credit Suisse GroupBoost Target$145.00Medium
6/1/2022Redburn PartnersDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralMedium
5/23/2022Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight$121.00 ➝ $135.00Low
5/18/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight$126.00 ➝ $136.00Medium
5/17/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Target$111.00 ➝ $142.00Medium
4/27/2022CowenBoost Target$106.00 ➝ $116.00High
4/27/2022CowenBoost Target$106.00 ➝ $116.00High
4/27/2022Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Target$108.00 ➝ $120.00High
4/27/2022BarclaysBoost Target$114.00 ➝ $120.00High
4/27/2022Credit Suisse GroupBoost Target$108.00 ➝ $120.00High
4/26/2022CitigroupBoost TargetBuy$94.00 ➝ $120.00Medium
4/21/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight$103.00 ➝ $122.00High
4/18/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$100.00 ➝ $125.00High
4/18/2022Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight$95.00 ➝ $121.00High
4/8/2022Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$105.00 ➝ $117.00Medium
4/6/2022Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$98.00 ➝ $108.00Medium
3/15/2022Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$104.00 ➝ $105.00High
1/28/2022Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$103.00 ➝ $104.00Low
1/25/2022Piper SandlerBoost Target$83.00 ➝ $95.00High
1/12/2022Morgan StanleyBoost Target$92.00 ➝ $100.00Low
12/28/2021CowenLower TargetOutperform$85.00 ➝ $82.00Low
11/15/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight$102.00 ➝ $106.00High
10/26/2021ArgusBoost TargetBuy$83.00 ➝ $93.00Low
10/25/2021BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$82.00 ➝ $97.00Medium
10/22/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$88.00 ➝ $95.00Low
10/5/2021BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$75.00 ➝ $82.00High
9/16/2021Piper SandlerLower TargetOverweight$81.00 ➝ $75.00Low
9/7/2021Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageOverweight$80.00Medium
8/26/2021CitigroupLower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$101.00 ➝ $79.00Low
7/30/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$91.00 ➝ $92.00Low
7/30/2021Raymond JamesLower TargetStrong-Buy$100.00 ➝ $88.00Low
6/29/2021BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$84.00 ➝ $94.00Medium
6/24/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight$99.00 ➝ $102.00Medium
6/23/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$96.00 ➝ $100.00Medium
6/9/2021CitigroupLower TargetBuy$121.00 ➝ $119.00Medium
5/17/2021MizuhoBoost TargetBuy$86.00 ➝ $94.00High
4/27/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetPositive ➝ Outperform$82.00 ➝ $94.00Low
4/16/2021Raymond JamesUpgradeOutperform ➝ Strong-Buy$96.00High
4/12/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetTop Pick ➝ Outperform$85.00 ➝ $90.00Medium
4/5/2021Tudor PickeringUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$87.00Medium
4/1/2021Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight$70.00 ➝ $80.00High
3/17/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$69.00 ➝ $96.00Low
3/11/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$74.00 ➝ $100.00Medium
3/8/2021BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$69.00 ➝ $85.00Medium
3/2/2021CitigroupBoost TargetBuy$70.00 ➝ $95.00Low
2/26/2021MizuhoBoost TargetPositive ➝ Buy$50.00 ➝ $86.00Low
2/25/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight$70.00 ➝ $99.00Medium
2/24/2021CitigroupReiterated RatingBuy$70.00 ➝ $95.00Medium
1/26/2021UBS GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$66.00Medium
12/11/2020Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$50.00 ➝ $74.00Low
11/20/2020Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$55.00 ➝ $69.00Low
11/13/2020Piper SandlerLower TargetOverweight$78.00 ➝ $66.00High
10/22/2020MizuhoLower TargetBuy$80.00 ➝ $50.00High
10/19/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$68.00 ➝ $50.00Medium
10/6/2020BarclaysLower TargetOverweight$71.00 ➝ $62.00Medium
10/1/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ Sell$48.00 ➝ $37.00High
9/30/2020CSFBReiterated RatingBuyHigh
9/30/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuyMedium
9/18/2020Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$63.00 ➝ $60.00Medium
9/11/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweight$68.00 ➝ $59.00Medium
9/9/2020Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight$77.00 ➝ $78.00High
8/26/2020Raymond JamesReiterated RatingBuyMedium
8/25/2020Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$69.00 ➝ $63.00Medium
8/11/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$70.00 ➝ $68.00High
7/30/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyMedium
7/24/2020Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight$76.00 ➝ $77.00Low
7/22/2020MizuhoLower TargetBuy$85.00 ➝ $80.00Low
7/20/2020Jefferies Financial GroupUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$65.00 ➝ $62.00Medium
7/16/2020CitigroupBoost TargetBuy$60.00 ➝ $85.00Medium
7/13/2020ScotiabankLower TargetSector Outperform$82.00 ➝ $72.00Low
7/9/2020Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$73.00 ➝ $69.00High
7/8/2020Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$85.00 ➝ $70.00Low
6/23/2020Jefferies Financial GroupBoost TargetHold$52.00 ➝ $65.00Medium
6/18/2020Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$71.00 ➝ $73.00High
6/16/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$68.00High
5/27/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweight$71.00 ➝ $81.00Low
5/13/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$65.00 ➝ $85.00Medium
5/11/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetOutperform$65.00 ➝ $70.00Low
5/5/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$71.00High
5/4/2020MizuhoUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$85.00High
4/30/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight$65.00 ➝ $70.00High
4/28/2020Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$60.00 ➝ $64.00High
4/21/2020Jefferies Financial GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$52.00Medium
4/15/2020ArgusLower TargetBuy$110.00 ➝ $61.00High
3/27/2020CfraDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
3/26/2020Jefferies Financial GroupUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$95.00 ➝ $52.00High
3/24/2020Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$90.00 ➝ $60.00Medium
3/16/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetOverweight$115.00 ➝ $65.00High
3/13/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetOverweight$114.00 ➝ $71.00High
3/12/2020Piper SandlerUpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$97.00High
3/2/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweight$101.00 ➝ $93.00High
2/28/2020Piper SandlerDowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$114.00 ➝ $97.00High
2/7/2020ArgusReiterated RatingBuyLow
2/3/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$102.00High
1/14/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$110.00 ➝ $115.00Low
1/14/2020BarclaysInitiated CoverageOverweight$116.00Low
1/9/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetPositive ➝ Overweight$108.00 ➝ $114.00Medium
10/25/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupSet TargetBuy$104.00N/A
10/25/2019Royal Bank of CanadaSet TargetBuy$99.00N/A
10/22/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight$105.00 ➝ $110.00Medium
9/25/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOutperform$107.00 ➝ $108.00Medium
9/10/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweight$96.00 ➝ $83.00High
7/26/2019Wells Fargo & CompanySet TargetBuy$107.00Low
7/26/2019Royal Bank of CanadaSet TargetBuy$98.00Low
6/6/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$96.00 ➝ $92.00Low
5/14/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$102.00 ➝ $105.00Low
4/26/2019Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$100.00 ➝ $105.00Low
4/15/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$100.00 ➝ $110.00Low
3/25/2019Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperformLow
3/8/2019Wolfe ResearchUpgradePeer Perform ➝ OutperformMedium
(Data available from 2/28/2019 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

1.21 (Buy)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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8/2/2023
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9/1/2023
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10/1/2023
  • 31 very positive mentions
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10/31/2023
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11/30/2023
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12/30/2023
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Current Sentiment

  • 32 very positive mentions
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  • 0 negative mentions
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Valero Energy logo
Valero Energy Corporation manufactures, markets, and sells transportation fuels and petrochemical products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latin America, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Refining, Renewable Diesel, and Ethanol. The company produces California Reformulated Gasoline Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending and Conventional Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending gasolines, CARB diesel, diesel, jet fuel, and asphalt; aromatics; and sulfur crude oils. It sells its refined products through wholesale rack and bulk markets; and through approximately outlets under the Valero, Beacon, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, and Texaco brands. The company also produces and sells ethanol, dry distiller grains, syrup, and inedible corn oil primarily to animal feed customers. In addition, it owns and operates crude oil and refined petroleum products pipelines, terminals, tanks, marine docks, truck rack bays, and other logistics assets; and owns and operates a plant that processes animal fats, used cooking oils, and inedible distillers corn oils. The company was formerly known as Valero Refining and Marketing Company and changed its name to Valero Energy Corporation in August 1997. Valero Energy Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
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Today's Range

Now: $139.22
Low: $138.40
High: $142.11

50 Day Range

MA: $134.89
Low: $124.72
High: $145.09

52 Week Range

Now: $139.22
Low: $104.18
High: $152.20

Volume

3,895,202 shs

Average Volume

3,385,642 shs

Market Capitalization

$47.40 billion

P/E Ratio

5.63

Dividend Yield

2.95%

Beta

1.53

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Valero Energy?

The following Wall Street research analysts have issued reports on Valero Energy in the last twelve months: Bank of America Co., Barclays PLC, Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, Piper Sandler, Raymond James, Royal Bank of Canada, StockNews.com, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Tudor Pickering, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., UBS Group AG, and Wells Fargo & Company.
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What is the current price target for Valero Energy?

13 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Valero Energy in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $153.62, suggesting a possible upside of 10.3%. UBS Group AG has the highest price target set, predicting VLO will reach $176.00 in the next twelve months. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $128.00 for Valero Energy in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Valero Energy?

Valero Energy currently has 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings, 8 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Moderate Buy."
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What other companies compete with Valero Energy?

Other companies that are similar to Valero Energy include Phillips 66, Marathon Petroleum, Hess, Suncor Energy and Equinor ASA. Learn More about companies similar to Valero Energy.

How do I contact Valero Energy's investor relations team?

Valero Energy's physical mailing address is ONE VALERO WAY, SAN ANTONIO TX, 78249. The oil and gas company's listed phone number is (210) 345-2000 and its investor relations email address is [email protected]. The official website for Valero Energy is www.valero.com. Learn More about contacing Valero Energy investor relations.