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Institutional Holdings in VLO Are on the Rise

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Institutional holdings in VLO

Institutional holdings in Valero Energy (VLO) stand at ~81% currently. This metric indicates the confidence level or sentiment sophisticated market participants have in the stock. Institutional holdings have risen from ~80% in December 2016. Usually, everything else being equal, rising institutional holdings indicate a favorable opinion about a stock.

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Peers’ institutional holdings

VLO’s peers Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Tesoro (TSO), and Phillips 66 (PSX) have also seen a rise in institutional holdings by 1%, 7%, and 2%, respectively, to 81%, 95%, and 71%, respectively. The iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (ITOT) has ~6% exposure to energy sector stocks.

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