Technical Data on Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing Equities -- Valero Energy, Marathon Petroleum, Phillips 66, Pacific Ethanol, and Alon USA Energy

Aug 11, 2015, 09:20 ET from www.equityresearchinstitute.com

NEW YORK, August 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Equity Research Institute has initiated coverage on the following equities: Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC), Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX), and Alon USA Energy Inc. (NYSE: ALJ). Free research report on Valero Energy can be accessed at https://www.EquityResearchInstitute.com/reports?keyword=VLO On Monday, August 10, 2015, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 5,101.80, up 1.15%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 1.39%, to finish the day at 17,615.17, and the S&P 500 closed at 2,104.18, up 1.28%. The gains were broad based as all the sectors ended the session in positive. Register for your complimentary reports at the links given below.  

Valero Energy Corp.'s stock gained 5.47%, to close Monday's session at $69.00. The stock recorded a trading volume of 8.37 million shares, above its three months average volume of 5.94 million shares. Over the last one month and the previous three months, Valero Energy Corp.'s shares have advanced 5.44% and 19.16%, respectively. Additionally, the stock has surged 42.26% since the start of this year. The company is trading 10.75% and 23.63% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Furthermore, Valero Energy Corp.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 7.91 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 66.40. Sign up and read the free notes on VLO at:

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Marathon Petroleum Corp.'s stock finished Monday's session 4.08% higher at $53.26. A total of 4.88 million shares were traded, which was at par with its three months average volume. Over the past three months and since the beginning of 2015, Marathon Petroleum Corp.'s shares have surged 4.65% and 19.18%, respectively. However, the stock has fallen by 2.26% in the last one month. The company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average by 8.89%. Marathon Petroleum Corp.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 9.25 and has an RSI of 46.59. The complimentary notes on MPC can be downloaded in PDF format at:

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On Monday, shares in Phillips 66 ended the session 3.64% higher at $82.52. The stock reported a trading volume of 3.88 million shares, above its three months average volume of 3.34 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 10.63. Phillips 66's shares have advanced 1.26% in the last one month, 3.17% in the previous three months and 16.68% on YTD basis. The company is trading 3.48% above its 50-day moving average and 9.01% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Phillips 66 have an RSI of 59.26. Register for free on Equity Research Institute and access the latest research on PSX at:

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Pacific Ethanol Inc.'s stock surged 8.23%, to close the day at $7.89. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.86 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.96 million shares. Over the last one month and over the past three months, Pacific Ethanol Inc.'s shares have lost 15.61% and 33.31%, respectively. Furthermore, the stock has declined 23.62% since the start of this year. The company's shares are trading 17.07% below their 50-day moving average. Additionally, Pacific Ethanol Inc. traded at a PE ratio of 6.92 and has an RSI of 43.13. The complete research on PEIX is available for free at:

https://www.EquityResearchInstitute.com/reports?keyword=PEIX

On Monday, shares in Alon USA Energy Inc. recorded a trading volume of 2.00 million shares, higher than their three months average volume of 0.90 million shares. The stock ended the day 4.88% higher at $21.92. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 14.33. Alon USA Energy Inc.'s stock has surged 16.78% in the last one month, 36.17% in the previous three months and 75.84% on YTD basis. The company is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 17.43% and 42.81%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Alon USA Energy Inc. have an RSI of 73.46. Free in-depth research on ALJ is available at:

https://www.EquityResearchInstitute.com/reports?keyword=ALJ

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