VLO : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  3. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  4. Spot Big Dividend Hikes With This Value Metric

    October 25, 2013
    Individual investors and private equity firms often target companies with great yields. But they are talking about two different ...
  5. Stock Market News for February 15, 2013 - Market News

    February 15, 2013
    Benchmarks finished mixed following weak international economic numbers which eclipsed encouraging reports of major acquisitions ...
  6. Stock Market News for January 30, 2013 - Market News

    January 30, 2013
    Better-than-expected quarterly results once again guided the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones into the green on Tuesday. Strong ...
  7. NuStar Closes Notes Offering - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    NuStar Logistics, L.P. - a subsidiary of publicly traded energy master limited partnership (MLP) NuStar Energy L.P. (NS) ...
  8. Crude Supplies Fall on Import Drop - Analyst Blog

    January 18, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles logged an unexpected decrease, as imports ...
  9. Robust Spreads Let Calumet Specialty Products Prosper

    January 17, 2013
    Calumet is a quality refinery name with a significant yield.
  10. Refined Product Supplies Soar - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles logged an increase, as imports climbed ...
  11. Massive Drop in Crude Supplies - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell sharply, as imports tumbled even ...
  12. NuStar Closes Refinery Sale - Analyst Blog

    January 3, 2013
    Publicly traded energy master limited partnership NuStar Energy L.P. (NS) completed the sale of its San Antonio refinery ...
  13. Crude Stocks Dip but Output Soars - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles declined, as imports fell even though ...
  14. U.S. Crude Stockpiles Decline - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles declined, as imports fell and refinery ...
  15. NuStar to Sell Refinery for $115M - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    Publicly traded energy master limited partnership NuStar Energy L.P. (NS) entered into a deal with North American specialty ...
  16. Surprise Build in U.S. Crude Stocks - Analyst Blog

    December 13, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles logged a surprise increase, as imports ...
  17. Western Refining Cut to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    We have downgraded Western Refining Inc. (WNR) shares to Neutral from Outperform following the independent oil refiner's ...
  18. U.S. Crude Stocks Drop, Fuels Build - Analyst Blog

    December 7, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles logged another decline, as refiners scaled ...
  19. Surprise Draw in U.S. Crude Stocks - Analyst Blog

    December 3, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles logged an unexpected decline, as refiners ...
  20. U.S. Crude, Fuel Supplies Fall - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles logged a surprise decline, as imports ...
  21. U.S. Crude Production at 18-Yr High - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles increased, as production climbed to its ...
  22. Big Jump in U.S. Gasoline Supplies - Analyst Blog

    November 8, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles increased, as production climbed. The ...
  23. Crude Supplies Jump on Import Surge - Analyst Blog

    October 25, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles increased for the third week in a row, ...
  24. U.S. Crude Supplies Surge Further - Analyst Blog

    October 22, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles increased, as imports climbed. The report ...
  25. NuStar Proposes Pipeline System - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    Publicly traded energy master limited partnership, NuStar Energy L.P. (NS) recently declared the start of a binding open ...
  26. U.S. Crude Stocks Build, Fuels Drop - Analyst Blog

    October 12, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles increased, as imports climbed and refinery ...
  27. Chevron and More Big Movers in Energy on October 10, 2012

    October 10, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq is unchanged, the S&P 500 is down 0.2% and the Dow has fallen 0.5%. The energy sector is the category ...
  28. Marathon and Other Big Movers In Oil and Gas Operations on October ...

    October 10, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq declining 0.2%, the S&P 500 falling 0.4% and the Dow decreasing 0.6%. The Oil ...
  29. Another Drop in U.S. Crude Stocks - Analyst Blog

    October 4, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles dropped unexpectedly, as refinery demand ...
  30. Valero and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves on October 4, ...

    October 4, 2012
    The Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 has risen 0.4% and the Dow has climbed 0.5% so far today. The energy sector ...
  31. Surprise Drop in U.S. Crude Stocks - Analyst Blog

    September 27, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles dropped unexpectedly, as imports fell. ...
  32. Stock Market News for September 27, 2012 - Market News

    September 27, 2012
    European debt concerns and disappointing housing data dragged the benchmarks into the red for the third straight day. Moreover, ...
  33. Stock Market News for September 25, 2012 - Market News

    September 25, 2012
    The fifth-consecutive month of declines in German business confidence coupled with Caterpillar's dismal earnings forecast ...
  34. Big Jump in U.S. Crude Stocks - Analyst Blog

    September 20, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles jumped to their highest level since the ...
  35. Stock Market News for September 18, 2012 - Market News

    September 18, 2012
    A drop in oil prices and lower factory activity in New York partially weighed down sentiment, dragging benchmarks into the ...
  36. Crude Supplies Rise Unexpectedly - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles jumped unexpectedly, as imports climbed. ...
  37. CNOOC Limited and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves on September ...

    September 17, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq is down 0.2%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.2%; ...
  38. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp Among Oil and Gas Operations' ...

    September 17, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.2%; the S&P 500 has declined ...
  39. Crude Stocks Tumble on Isaac Impact - Analyst Blog

    September 7, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell sharply, as Hurricane Isaac shut ...
  40. Stock Market News for September 4, 2012 - Market News

    September 4, 2012
    The key speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke brought cheer to the markets on Friday. Bernanke assured investors ...
  41. Another Sharp Drop in Crude Supplies - Analyst Blog

    August 24, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a steep drawdown in crude stockpiles. The report further revealed ...
  42. U.S. Crude Supplies Drop Sharply - Analyst Blog

    August 17, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a steep drawdown in crude stockpiles. The report further revealed ...
  43. BP and Other Energy Stocks Making Big Moves

    July 31, 2012
    The Nasdaq has climbed 0.4%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has been relatively flat after the morning's trading. ...
  44. Today's Major Oil and Gas Operations Sector Movers: Valero Energy ...

    July 31, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq has risen 0.4%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has remained steady. The biggest movers ...
  45. Stock Market News for July 25, 2012 - Market News

    July 25, 2012
    Corporate earnings failed to deliver any cheer to the markets on Tuesday. These dismal results combined with concerns from ...
  46. U.S. Crude Inventories Down Again - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a small drawdown in crude stockpiles. The agency's report further ...
  47. U.S. Crude Supplies Drop Further - Analyst Blog

    July 13, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell sharply, as imports declined and ...
  48. U.S. Crude Supplies Nosedive - Analyst Blog

    July 6, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell sharply, as imports declined. The ...
  49. Stock Market News for July 5, 2012 - Market News

    July 5, 2012
    Encouraging factory orders data and an uptick in commodity prices lifted the benchmarks to their third-straight day of gains. ...
  50. Crude, Distillate Supplies Tumble - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell from their 22-year high levels, as ...
  51. Western Refining Set to Move Higher - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    Buoyed by favorable trends in the refining industry along with the company's initiatives to improve reliability and reduce ...
  52. U.S. Crude Supplies at 22-Year High - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles jumped unexpectedly to their highest level ...
  53. First Crude Supply Dip in 11 Weeks - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell for the first time in 11 weeks - ...
  54. Another Jump in U.S. Crude Stocks - Analyst Blog

    June 2, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles jumped to their highest level since July ...
  55. 2 High-Octane Oil Refiners

    March 15, 2012
    With the seasonal strong period for crude oil now upon us, regard any pullbacks in these two refining stocks as a favorable ...
  56. Separation Getting Close For Conoco Phillips

    March 14, 2012
    Conoco Phillips will complete its restructuring in April and will spinoff its refining and marketing into a new publicly ...
  57. Team Inc. Making The Most Out Of Maintenance

    January 5, 2012
    Team Inc. is feasting on fatter maintenance budgets in the energy sector.
  58. Diesel Fuel Offers An Interesting Play

    October 19, 2011
    Use the increased demand for diesel to your advantage. Check out these picks for some good side bets in the energy sector.
  59. NuStar Energy Sets Up For Growth

    October 4, 2011
    NuStar Energy expects EBITDA to be flat in 2011, but it will continue to invest to generate growth off the increase in oil ...
  60. NuStar Energy Invests In Storage Business

    September 29, 2011
    NuStar Energy is investing heavily to expand various storage projects as it seeks to generate growth off the increase in ...
  61. Sunoco's Radical Reformation

    September 7, 2011
    Sunoco is significantly remaking itself.
  62. ConocoPhillips Is A Strong Buy

    July 28, 2011
    This oil giant has been experiencing strong top and bottom line growth over the last three years, yet remains undervalued.
  63. Conoco Phillips To Split Up

    July 18, 2011
    Conoco Phillips is following the industry trend to become smaller. Can its stand-alone plan find success?
  64. Conoco Phillips Separation - Downstream Review

    July 18, 2011
    Conoco Phillips' spin-off company will be the second-largest refiner in the United States, with two million barrels per day ...
  65. Corn Will Rise Despite Subsidy Woes

    July 11, 2011
    The decision to end ethanol subsidies could be seen as a game changer for the industry. However, many long-term fundamentals ...
  66. Say Hello To Marathon Petroleum Corporation

    July 5, 2011
    Marathon Petroleum Corporation is the latest energy company for investors to consider after Marathon Oil completed the spin ...
  67. 3 Reasons To Buy Tesoro

    June 29, 2011
    Tesoro's refining business is doing very well right now. It's one of three reasons to own the independent.
  68. An Opportunity To Buy Flooded Refiners

    May 20, 2011
    The Mississippi's flooding could damage the refining infrastructure of the nation. However, fortune favors the bold.
  69. The U.S. Ethanol Story Gets Interesting

    May 11, 2011
    The corn ethanol sector has played second fiddle to Brazil’s sugarcane dominance, but it is once again becoming attractive.
  70. Darling: Dirty Business, Sweet Cash Flow

    March 4, 2011
    Darling's business may be dirty and disgusting, but the cash flow smells sweet.
  71. Mideast Unrest Squeezes Refiners

    March 2, 2011
    While shares of big oil names like Exxon and Chevron rally on higher prices, supply disruptions in the Middle East and North ...
  72. Refining Some Profits

    February 28, 2011
    The refiners represent an opportunity for investors to add one of the few values left in the energy sector ahead of rising ...
  73. 7 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    February 17, 2011
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  74. 4 Energy Sector Spinoffs For 2011

    December 20, 2010
    A number of companies are poised to separate businesses in an attempt to sharpen their focus and boost shareholder value.
  75. Genesis Energy Gains Power

    December 1, 2010
    Genesis Energy is a player in the transport, storage and refining of oil and natural gas, and it's producing a high yield.
  76. Back To The Future With Ethanol?

    September 7, 2010
    Ethanol prices have some investors once again dreaming of a bright future for this fuel alternative.
  77. Ethanol Hits Another Snag

    July 22, 2010
    With concerns about rising budget deficits, the ethanol industry could be facing its toughest challenge - the end of its ...
  78. Cleco Offers Safety And A Dividend

    May 4, 2010
    Cleco Corporation is a regulated utility with a good dividend and promising new technology.
  79. Buying Below Book Value

    January 14, 2010
    Stocks often trade below book value for good reason, but this type of screening can turn up market-beaters too.
  80. Energy Stocks: The Year In Green

    December 16, 2009
    Even with low oil prices, green energy still did well.
  81. Biorefineries Get A Boost

    December 10, 2009
    The Department of Energy recently gave out $564 million in grant money to biofuels research.
  82. Refiners Reward Patience

    November 11, 2009
    Patient deep-value investors may want to keep a close eye on those refiners trading below book value.
  83. A Darling For Profiting From Waste

    October 27, 2009
    Dirty work needs to be done, whether it comes on a farm or in a mine or a resturant. The fact that very few people enjoy ...
  84. Is U.S. Oil Demand Heading Higher?

    September 30, 2009
    A recent report shows increased driving in America, which could be very positive for the oil industry.
  85. Big Stocks Trading Below Book Value

    June 26, 2009
    We look at some stocks that would make super-investor Benjamin Graham happy.
  86. Hopes Still High On Ethanol

    June 8, 2009
    Despite earlier disappointments, government support and rising gas prices have big players continuing to bet on ethanol.
  87. Americans Are Still Driving Less

    May 25, 2009
    It may not be a permanent change but Americans are driving less, and that impacts many public companies.
  88. Oil Setting Up For A Spill

    May 8, 2009
    Oil prices continue to rise despite multi-decade high inventories.
  89. Ethanol's Demise Means Energy Opportunities

    April 21, 2009
    Poor hedging and lack of credit have caused the demise of pure ethanol refiners. We look at how investors can benefit from ...
  90. Pipelines Provide Portfolio Energy

    April 6, 2009
    Smart investors might want to hedge themselves by investing in energy companies that can profit from oil at any price.
  91. When Layoffs Put Off Recovery

    February 12, 2009
    Nine companies on Fortune's 100 list have never laid off employees, so where is this rumour coming from that layoffs promote ...
  92. Refineries Delight In Americans On The Road Again

    February 10, 2009
    Rising gasoline prices and improving consumer demand lead to strong prospects at U.S. refineries.
  93. What's The Name Of A Great Insurance Investment? Aflac!

    August 7, 2008
    Aflac is quacking its way into NASCAR and into the subconscious of millions of potential customers. Investors should pay ...
  94. Big Movers You Need To Know For April 18

    April 18, 2008
    Weekly commentary on the biggest bulls and bears of the market. This week includes Agrium, Petrobras, Lehman Brothers and ...
  95. Investors Bet Against Valero (VLO)

    May 24, 2007
    Valero is up 120% in two years on huge increases in refining profit. But, short sellers see a case that it could fall.
  96. Winners and Losers - February 6-10th

    February 10, 2006
    A look at the winners and losers for the week of February 6th.
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