Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO)

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Insiders Join the Selling Party as Markets Post Steep Drop

While we have seen an increase in insider selling since the end of the fourth-quarter earnings reporting season, this past week's action can hardly be described as panicked. With the ...
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Cowen Raises Estimates on 6 Top Refining Stocks to Buy Now

The refining industry has stood out in the energy world as a huge winner, while most of the sector has been bombarded over the past nine months. Despite the solid ...
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Oil Refining Stocks Rise on Swelling Margins

Most oil refining companies have seen their shares post 52-week highs since the beginning of the year. Low crude prices translate into low costs for refiners, and now that pump ...
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5 Oil Stocks Analysts Want You to Buy Now

The recent drop in oil prices has created a situation that is very complex for investors. Oil has become cheap again and the stocks tracking the oil and gas sector ...
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Deutsche Bank Raises Price Targets on 4 Top Refiners

While crude oil pricing has been a cruel mistress for the large integrateds and the independent exploration and production companies, it has been serving the refiners quite well, thank you. ...
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Wall Street

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Coach, Garmin, Intelsat, Potbelly, SolarCity, Valero and More

Stocks were again seeking direction on Thursday morning after recently hitting new highs again. If there is one trend that keeps being proven it is that investors will buy stocks ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amarin, CenturyLink, Legg Mason, Rackspace, Transocean, Valero and More

Stocks were looking for direction on Wednesday after hitting new highs again. Investors have proven repeatedly for more than two years now that they want to buy all the dips. ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Gap, Rio Tinto, Tesoro, Valero, Zynga and More

Stocks were higher on Friday the 13th. For over two years now, investors have used every single pullback as a chance to keep buying stocks they wanted to own or ...
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Oil refinery

How Long Can Valero, Phillips 66 Turn Cheaper Crude Into Profits?

Oil refiner Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings before markets opened Thursday. Quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) totaled $1.83, compared with EPS a ...
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Plunging Gasoline Prices Help Top Refiners: 6 Stocks to Buy

While falling spot oil prices have hammered the major energy companies, the tumble in price at the gas pump has been a godsend to consumers -- and to some of ...
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Biofuel Cans

Will Rising Ethanol Prices Wipe Out Consumer Savings on Gasoline?

At the close of trading on Monday, reformulated (RBOB) gasoline for February delivery had a wholesale price of $1.38 a gallon. Ethanol on the Chicago Board of Trade was selling ...
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Biofuel Cans

Merger Creates Huge US Ethanol Maker

Late Wednesday afternoon, Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) announced that it had entered a definitive merger agreement with a Midwest-based producer of ethanol, Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, in an all-stock ...
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Commerce Department Essentially OKs Crude Oil Exports

Without actual saying the words, the U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday made clear that the U.S. ban on crude oil exports has been lifted. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of ...
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Short Interest in Oil and Gas Sector Reflects Falling Crude Oil Prices

Short interest in large oil and gas stocks rose in the two-week period to December 15 for all but one of the companies we follow. That should be no surprise ...
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Oil refinery

Refineries Not Acting How They Should With Falling Oil Prices

Dropping crude oil prices recently have had a large impact on the oil and gas sector, resulting in falling share prices for major oil companies. However, there is a silver lining for the ...
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