Everence Capital Management Has Lowered Valero Energy Ord (VLO) Position; Petmeds Express (PETS) Shorts Up By 7.67%

July 17, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Petmeds Express Incorporated (NASDAQ:PETS) had an increase of 7.67% in short interest. PETS’s SI was 3.01 million shares in July as released by FINRA. Its up 7.67% from 2.80M shares previously. With 475,400 avg volume, 6 days are for Petmeds Express Incorporated (NASDAQ:PETS)’s short sellers to cover PETS’s short positions. The SI to Petmeds Express Incorporated’s float is 16.95%. About 125,127 shares traded. Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) has risen 91.46% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 74.76% the S&P500.

Everence Capital Management Inc decreased Valero Energy Ord (VLO) stake by 37% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Everence Capital Management Inc sold 5,550 shares as Valero Energy Ord (VLO)’s stock declined 2.47%. The Everence Capital Management Inc holds 9,450 shares with $646,000 value, down from 15,000 last quarter. Valero Energy Ord now has $30.39B valuation. The stock declined 0.47% or $0.32 reaching $67.7 per share. About 407,759 shares traded. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has risen 15.29% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1.01 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 56 investors sold VLO shares while 309 reduced holdings. 120 funds opened positions while 268 raised stakes. 341.48 million shares or 0.17% less from 342.05 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Pension Service has invested 0.17% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Hl Services Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 45,466 shares. Tci Wealth has invested 0.07% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Moreover, Live Your Vision Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.03% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Sii Investments Wi invested in 18,522 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Denali Advsrs Ltd has 148,066 shares for 1.76% of their portfolio. Capstone Investment Advsr Ltd Liability stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Visionary Asset Management reported 1.08% stake. Wealthcare Capital Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 10 shares. Chicago Equity Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.04% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Moreover, Hancock has 0.18% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec stated it has 279,500 shares. Delta Lloyd Nv reported 292,787 shares or 0.63% of all its holdings. Mariner Wealth Ltd has invested 0.21% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Altavista Wealth Mngmt has 0.73% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO).

Analysts await Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) to report earnings on July, 27 before the open. They expect $1.28 EPS, up 19.63% or $0.21 from last year’s $1.07 per share. VLO’s profit will be $574.58 million for 13.22 P/E if the $1.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual EPS reported by Valero Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 88.24% EPS growth.

Among 19 analysts covering Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Valero Energy Corporation had 40 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Tudor Pickering on Monday, May 16. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, May 30. Piper Jaffray maintained Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) on Monday, August 22 with “Neutral” rating. Credit Suisse maintained Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) rating on Tuesday, January 26. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $85 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VLO in report on Friday, January 29 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, May 26 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 19. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Deutsche Bank. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of VLO in report on Tuesday, May 16 to “Neutral” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, July 31 report.

Since January 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $4.77 million activity. 39,057 shares were sold by Gorder Joseph W, worth $2.65 million on Thursday, January 26. Riggs R. Lane had sold 31,522 shares worth $2.05 million on Friday, May 5. $66,194 worth of stock was sold by Waters Stephen M on Wednesday, February 22.

Everence Capital Management Inc increased General Mills Ord (NYSE:GIS) stake by 11,242 shares to 19,626 valued at $1.21M in 2016Q4. It also upped International Business Machines Ord (NYSE:IBM) stake by 3,566 shares and now owns 17,416 shares. Comcast Cl A Ord (NASDAQ:CMCSA) was raised too.

PetMed Express, Inc. , doing business as 1800PetMeds, is a pet pharmacy. The company has market cap of $795.31 million. The Firm markets prescription and non-prescription pet medications, and other health products for dogs and cats, direct to the consumer. It has a 33.41 P/E ratio. It offers a selection of products for dogs and cats.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $1.68 million activity. 9,000 shares were sold by ROSENBLOOM BRUCE S, worth $243,000. On Wednesday, May 10 the insider FULGONI GIAN sold $1.13 million. FORMICA FRANK J had sold 5,000 shares worth $176,600 on Tuesday, May 16. KORN RONALD J had sold 3,000 shares worth $95,520 on Wednesday, May 10.

Among 2 analysts covering Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Petmed Express Inc had 3 analyst reports since February 4, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) earned “Hold” rating by Craig Hallum on Tuesday, July 11. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Thursday, February 4 by Credit Suisse. On Monday, May 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Craig Hallum to “Hold”.

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