NYSE:VLO - Valero Energy Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $84.94
  • Forecasted Upside: 11.73 %
  • Number of Analysts: 17
  • Breakdown:
  • 1 Sell Ratings
  • 1 Hold Ratings
  • 14 Buy Ratings
  • 1 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for VLO

Average Price Target: $84.94
▲ +11.73% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 17 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Valero Energy in the last 3 months. The average price target is $84.94, with a high forecast of $119.00 and a low forecast of $37.00. The average price target represents a 11.73% upside from the last price of $76.02.


The current consensus among 17 investment analysts is to buy stock in Valero Energy. This Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/9/2021Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon RussellLower Price TargetBuy$121.00 ➝ $119.00Medium
6/9/2021CitigroupLower Price TargetBuy$121.00 ➝ $119.00Medium
5/17/2021MizuhoBoost Price TargetBuy$86.00 ➝ $94.00High
5/3/2021Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon RussellBoost Price TargetBuy$95.00 ➝ $121.00High
4/27/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Outperform$82.00 ➝ $94.00Low
4/16/2021Raymond JamesUpgradeOutperform ➝ Strong-Buy$96.00High
4/12/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetTop Pick ➝ Outperform$85.00 ➝ $90.00Medium
4/5/2021Tudor PickeringUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$87.00Medium
4/1/2021Piper SandlerBoost Price TargetOverweight$70.00 ➝ $80.00High
3/17/2021Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$69.00 ➝ $96.00Low
3/11/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$74.00 ➝ $100.00Medium
3/8/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$69.00 ➝ $85.00Medium
3/2/2021CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy$70.00 ➝ $95.00Low
2/26/2021MizuhoBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Buy$50.00 ➝ $86.00Low
2/25/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price 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 Price TargetOutperform$55.00 ➝ $69.00Low
11/13/2020Piper SandlerLower Price TargetOverweight$78.00 ➝ $66.00High
10/22/2020MizuhoLower Price TargetBuy$80.00 ➝ $50.00High
10/19/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$68.00 ➝ $50.00Medium
10/6/2020BarclaysLower Price 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 Price TargetOutperform$63.00 ➝ $60.00Medium
9/11/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight$68.00 ➝ $59.00Medium
9/9/2020Piper SandlerBoost Price TargetOverweight$77.00 ➝ $78.00High
8/26/2020Raymond JamesReiterated RatingBuyMedium
8/25/2020Raymond JamesLower Price TargetOutperform$69.00 ➝ $63.00Medium
8/11/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$70.00 ➝ $68.00High
7/30/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyMedium
7/24/2020Piper SandlerBoost Price TargetOverweight$76.00 ➝ $77.00Low
7/22/2020MizuhoLower Price TargetBuy$85.00 ➝ $80.00Low
7/20/2020Jefferies Financial GroupUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$65.00 ➝ $62.00Medium
7/16/2020CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy$60.00 ➝ $85.00Medium
7/13/2020ScotiabankLower Price TargetSector Outperform$82.00 ➝ $72.00Low
7/9/2020Raymond JamesLower Price TargetOutperform$73.00 ➝ $69.00High
7/8/2020Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$85.00 ➝ $70.00Low
6/23/2020Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHold$52.00 ➝ $65.00Medium
6/18/2020Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$71.00 ➝ $73.00High
6/16/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$68.00High
5/27/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweight$71.00 ➝ $81.00Low
5/13/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$65.00 ➝ $85.00Medium
5/11/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$65.00 ➝ $70.00Low
5/5/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$71.00High
5/4/2020MizuhoUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$85.00High
4/30/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetOverweight$65.00 ➝ $70.00High
4/28/2020Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$60.00 ➝ $64.00High
4/21/2020Jefferies Financial GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$52.00Medium
4/15/2020ArgusLower Price TargetBuy$110.00 ➝ $61.00High
3/27/2020CfraDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
3/26/2020Jefferies Financial GroupUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$95.00 ➝ $52.00High
3/24/2020Raymond JamesLower Price TargetOutperform$90.00 ➝ $60.00Medium
3/16/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight$115.00 ➝ $65.00High
3/13/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetOverweight$114.00 ➝ $71.00High
3/12/2020Piper SandlerUpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$97.00High
3/2/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price 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 Price TargetOverweight$110.00 ➝ $115.00Low
1/14/2020BarclaysInitiated CoverageOverweight$116.00Low
1/9/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Overweight$108.00 ➝ $114.00Medium
10/25/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupSet Price TargetBuy$104.00N/A
10/25/2019Royal Bank of CanadaSet Price TargetBuy$99.00N/A
10/22/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$105.00 ➝ $110.00Medium
9/25/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetOutperform$107.00 ➝ $108.00Medium
9/10/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight$96.00 ➝ $83.00High
7/26/2019Wells Fargo & CompanySet Price TargetBuy$107.00Low
7/26/2019Royal Bank of CanadaSet Price 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 Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$100.00 ➝ $105.00Low
4/15/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$100.00 ➝ $110.00Low
3/25/2019Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperformLow
3/8/2019Wolfe ResearchUpgradePeer Perform ➝ OutperformMedium
2/21/2019Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldMedium
2/5/2019ArgusSet Price TargetBuy$110.00Low
1/25/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$80.00High
1/18/2019MacquarieUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$81.20Medium
1/10/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight ➝ OverweightLow
12/31/2018Raymond JamesLower Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$105.00 ➝ $100.00Low
11/28/2018MizuhoSet Price TargetHold$110.00Low
11/20/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight ➝ Buy$135.00 ➝ $110.00Medium
11/15/2018CitigroupLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$132.00 ➝ $122.00Low
11/1/2018Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$135.00 ➝ $120.00Low
10/29/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight ➝ Buy$145.00 ➝ $135.00Medium
10/26/2018Raymond JamesLower Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$141.00 ➝ $117.00Low
10/26/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetOutperform ➝ Buy$141.00 ➝ $135.00Low
10/19/2018The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ SellHigh
10/16/2018CitigroupLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$134.00 ➝ $132.00Medium
10/12/2018Standpoint ResearchUpgradeHold ➝ BuyMedium
10/12/2018Morgan StanleySet Price TargetBuy$150.00 ➝ $145.00Low
10/11/2018Tudor PickeringDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldMedium
9/7/2018CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$125.00 ➝ $134.00Low
8/1/2018MizuhoInitiated CoverageNeutral$125.00Low
7/31/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$140.00 ➝ $150.00Low
7/27/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$128.00 ➝ $132.00Low
6/4/2018Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$118.00 ➝ $135.00Low
5/29/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Positive$122.00 ➝ $146.00Low
5/18/2018Tudor PickeringUpgradeHold ➝ BuyLow
5/17/2018Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$114.99 ➝ $110.00High
5/10/2018Edward JonesUpgradeHold ➝ BuyLow
5/10/2018ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$130.00Low
4/30/2018Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$102.00 ➝ $118.00Medium
4/27/2018BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$122.00 ➝ $135.00Low
4/26/2018CowenBoost Price TargetOutperform$100.00 ➝ $125.00Medium
4/24/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$113.00Low
4/16/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$100.00 ➝ $110.00Medium
4/12/2018ScotiabankReiterated RatingSector PerformLow
4/11/2018Scotia Howard WeillReiterated RatingSector Outperform ➝ Sector PerformMedium
4/11/2018Howard WeilDowngradeSector Outperform ➝ Sector PerformMedium
4/9/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$105.00 ➝ $104.00Low
3/19/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$98.00 ➝ $95.00Low
3/13/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingNeutral ➝ Neutral$99.00 ➝ $105.00Medium
3/7/2018Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutral ➝ Neutral$102.00Low
2/14/2018CitigroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$114.00High
2/1/2018CowenReiterated RatingBuy$100.00Medium
1/30/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$110.00Low
1/24/2018Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$102.00 ➝ $105.00Medium
1/24/2018CitigroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$76.00 ➝ $96.00High
1/22/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$98.00Medium
1/3/2018Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$91.00Low
12/22/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingBuy$93.00Low
11/17/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$78.00N/A
11/16/2017Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$84.00N/A
11/15/2017UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$80.00 ➝ $83.00N/A
11/14/2017BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$86.00 ➝ $108.00N/A
11/14/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingBuy$84.00N/A
11/3/2017CowenReiterated RatingBuy$90.00N/A
11/2/2017Evercore ISIUpgradeIn-Line ➝ OutperformN/A
10/23/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ NeutralN/A
10/18/2017CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy$68.00 ➝ $76.00N/A
10/17/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$74.00 ➝ $87.00N/A
10/16/2017Jefferies Financial GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldN/A
10/10/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweight$85.00 ➝ $86.00N/A
10/6/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$75.00 ➝ $78.00N/A
9/28/2017CowenBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$70.00 ➝ $90.00High
9/27/2017UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral$69.00 ➝ $80.00Low
9/20/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHold$65.00 ➝ $73.00Low
8/31/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$77.00Low
8/23/2017Jefferies Financial GroupLower Price TargetBuy$80.00 ➝ $78.00High
8/17/2017US Capital AdvisorsDowngradeOverweight ➝ HoldLow
7/27/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetBuy$70.00Low
7/17/2017CitigroupLower Price TargetBuy$70.00 ➝ $68.00Low
6/30/2017Standpoint ResearchInitiated CoverageAccumulate$84.00Low
6/26/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetBuy$70.00N/A
6/22/2017Jefferies Financial GroupUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$65.00 ➝ $80.00Low
6/21/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$65.00Low
5/30/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$77.00 ➝ $70.00Low
5/25/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutralMedium
5/22/2017US Capital AdvisorsReiterated RatingOverweightLow
5/16/2017The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$65.55 ➝ $73.00High
4/26/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$77.00 ➝ $78.00Low
4/26/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuyLow
4/22/2017CitigroupReiterated RatingNeutral$69.50 ➝ $70.00High
4/19/2017Jefferies Financial GroupSet Price TargetHold$67.00 ➝ $65.00Low
3/27/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingBuy$70.00Low
3/24/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$67.00Low
2/3/2017MizuhoBoost Price TargetBuy$55.00 ➝ $58.00N/A
2/1/2017BarclaysLower Price TargetOverweight$95.00 ➝ $85.00N/A
1/26/2017Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$70.00 ➝ $75.00N/A
1/17/2017CitigroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$69.50N/A
1/12/2017Jefferies Financial GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$65.00 ➝ $67.00N/A
1/11/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$95.00N/A
1/8/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeHoldN/A
1/5/2017Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$68.00 ➝ $86.00N/A
1/4/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$65.00N/A
11/16/2016Tudor PickeringUpgradeHold ➝ BuyN/A
10/26/2016ScotiabankReiterated RatingSector Outperform$58.00 ➝ $62.00N/A
10/26/2016Howard WeilBoost Price TargetSector Outperform$58.00 ➝ $62.00N/A
10/19/2016CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy$58.00 ➝ $61.00N/A
10/15/2016Jefferies Financial GroupSet Price TargetBuy$65.00N/A
8/23/2016Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$66.00N/A
8/22/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesBoost Price TargetNeutral$48.00 ➝ $54.00N/A
7/28/2016BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweight$73.00N/A
7/27/2016ScotiabankReiterated RatingSector Outperform$61.00 ➝ $60.00N/A
7/27/2016Howard WeilLower Price TargetSector Outperform$61.00 ➝ $60.00N/A
7/14/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$62.00N/A
7/9/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyN/A
6/30/2016The Goldman Sachs GroupReiterated RatingTop PickN/A
6/20/2016Wolfe ResearchDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformN/A
(Data available from 6/20/2016 forward)
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Valero Energy Corporation manufactures, markets, and sells transportation fuels and petrochemical products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Refining, Renewable Diesel, and Ethanol. The company is involved in oil and gas refining, marketing, and bulk selling activities. It produces conventional, premium, and reformulated gasolines; gasoline meeting the specifications of the California Air Resources Board (CARB); diesel fuels, low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuels; CARB diesel; other distillates; jet fuels; blendstocks; lube oils and natural gas liquids; and asphalts, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined petroleum products. As of December 31, 2020, the company owned 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.2 million barrels per day. It sells its refined products through wholesale rack and bulk markets; and through approximately 7,000 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 refiners and gasoline blenders, as well as to animal feed customers. It owns and operates 13 ethanol plants with a combined ethanol production capacity of approximately 1.69 billion gallons per year. In addition, the company owns and operates crude oil and refined petroleum products pipelines, terminals, tanks, marine docks, truck rack bays, and other logistics assets. Further, it owns and operates a plant that processes animal fats, used cooking oils, and other vegetable oils into renewable diesel. 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: $76.02
Low: $75.90
High: $78.28

50 Day Range

MA: $77.57
Low: $68.48
High: $84.39

52 Week Range

Now: $76.02
Low: $35.44
High: $84.95


7,077,704 shs

Average Volume

3,828,128 shs

Market Capitalization

$31.07 billion

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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: Barclays PLC, Citigroup Inc., Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon Russell, Credit Suisse Group AG, CSFB, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, Piper Sandler, Raymond James, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Tudor Pickering, UBS Group AG, Wells Fargo & Company, and Zacks Investment Research.
View the latest analyst ratings for VLO.

What is the current price target for Valero Energy?

16 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Valero Energy in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $84.94, suggesting a possible upside of 11.7%. Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon Russell has the highest price target set, predicting VLO will reach $119.00 in the next twelve months. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $37.00 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, 1 hold rating, 14 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe VLO will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Valero Energy.
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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.