Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 06, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.8 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 05, 2018. Shareholders who purchased VLO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that VLO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $115.33, the dividend yield is 2.77%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VLO was $115.33, representing a -9.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $126.98 and a 79.59% increase over the 52 week low of $64.22.
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 $10.38. Zacks Investment Research reports VLO's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 34.7%, compared to an industry average of 22.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to VLO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VLO as a top-10 holding:
- Vanguard Energy ETF ( VDE )
- iShares Trust ( IGE )
- iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF ( LRGF )
- iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Global ETF ( ACWF )
- Principal Sustainable Momentum Index ETF ( PMOM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VDE with an increase of 11.58% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of VLO at 3.09%.
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