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How the Market Is Treating Valero in 2Q17

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How the Market Is Treating Valero in 2Q17 PART 6 OF 10

Shorting Valero: Gauging Short Interest in VLO Stock

Short interest in Valero

Valero Energy (VLO) has observed a rise in its short interest since the end of April. Remember, short interest is considered as a percentage of outstanding shares.

Shorting Valero: Gauging Short Interest in VLO Stock

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For Valero Energy stock, we’ve seen short interest increase from 3.4% at the end of April to 4.1% at the end of May. This implies that the bearish sentiment for the stock is strengthening. During the same period, Valero Energy’s stock price fell 0.1%.

Peer short interests

Among Valero Energy’s peers, Marathon Petroleum (MPC) and Delek US Holdings (DK) have seen rises in their short interests (as a percentage of outstanding shares) of 0.40% and 0.26%, respectively, since the end of April to 2.1% and 8.5%, respectively.

By contrast, Tesoro (TSO) and HollyFrontier (HFC) have seen falls in their short interests of 1.8% and 1.9%, respectively, to 5.5% and 7.0%.

Continue to the next part of this series for an important analysis of Valero Energy’s current beta and a comparison with that of peers.

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