Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) stock has moved in a downward direction over the past week, yielding losses for investors. Based on the recent close, the shares have dropped -7.00% over the past five trading days. Looking further out, the stock is -24.52% year to date. With increased market volatility, stakeholders will likely be deciding whether or not now is a good time to cut losses or double down on the pullback.
Wall Street analysts are still seeing some upside to the stock despite the recent move. Sell-side firms, on a consensus basis have a $64.18 price target on the name and a 2.10 recommendation, according to First Call. The recommendation is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 or 2 indicates a Buy recommendation, 3 a Hold and 4-5 a Sell.
In taking a look at technical levels, shares are trading -4.47% away from the 50 day simple moving average and -10.25% away from the 200 day simple moving average. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -27.76% away from it’s 52- week high and 11.54% away from its 52 week low. After the recent increase, investors may also look to see if the stock has entered overbought territory and could possibly ripe for a pullback.
Traditionally a stock is considered to be overbought when the Relative Strength Index moves above 70. As of writing, Valero Energy Corporation’s RSI stands at 36.14 . In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 3.73% and 2.67% over the past month.
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