NEW YORK, February 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, the NASDAQ Composite, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the S&P 500 edged higher at the closing bell. Four sectors ended Tuesday's trading session in bullish territories, but US markets in general experienced a mixed sentiment with the rest of the nine sectors in red or neutral grounds. Taking into consideration yesterday's market sentiment, Stock-Callers.com assessed the following Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing equities this morning: Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC), Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), and Western Refining Inc. (NYSE: WNR). Download the free research reports on these stocks today:
Findlay, Ohio headquartered Marathon Petroleum Corp.'s stock finished Tuesday's session 1.35% higher at $50.96 with a total volume of 4.36 million shares traded. Over the last one month and the previous three months, Marathon Petroleum's shares have gained 5.33% and 16.88%, respectively. Furthermore, the stock has surged 60.72% in the past one year. The Company's shares are trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 3.33% and 21.53%, respectively. Shares of Marathon Petroleum, which together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, marketing, retailing, and transporting petroleum products primarily in the US, are trading at a PE ratio of 23.94. Moreover, the stock has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 63.97.
On February 02nd, 2017, research firm UBS upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Buy' while revising its previous target price from $50 a share to $63 a share. See our free and comprehensive research report on MPC at:
San Antonio, Texas headquartered Valero Energy Corp.'s stock edged 0.87% higher, to close the day at $67.62. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.51 million shares. Valero Energy's shares have gained 2.92% in the last one month, 10.44% in the previous three months, and 22.92% in the past one year. The Company's shares are trading 2.12% and 18.85% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Shares of the Company, which operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the US, Canada, the Caribbean, the UK, and Ireland, are trading at a PE ratio of 13.72. Additionally, the stock has an RSI of 60.08.
On February 03rd, 2017, research firm Mizuho reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $55 a share to $58 a share. VLO free research report PDF is just a click away at:
On Tuesday, shares in Dallas, Texas-based HollyFrontier Corp. ended the session 0.88% higher at $29.92 with a total volume of 1.60 million shares traded. HollyFrontier's shares have gained 16.43% in the last three months and 1.38% in the previous one year. The stock is trading 11.67% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of the Company, which operates as an independent petroleum refiner in the US, have an RSI of 50.50.
On February 13th, 2017, research firm Goldman initiated a 'Sell' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $26 per share. Sign up for your complimentary report on HFC at:
On Tuesday, shares in El Paso, Texas headquartered Western Refining Inc. recorded a trading volume of 826,046 shares. The stock ended the day 0.75% higher at $37.73. Shares of the Company are trading at a PE ratio of 24.58. Western Refining's stock has gained 9.84% in the last one month and 34.64% in the previous three months. Furthermore, the stock has surged 52.26% in the past one year. The Company is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.59% and 38.21%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Western Refining, which operates as an independent crude oil refiner and marketer of refined products, have an RSI of 64.73. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on WNR at:
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