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Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Lowered Valero Energy New (VLO) Stake; Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky Has Decreased Its Azz (AZZ) Position

Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky decreased Azz Inc (AZZ) stake by 34.52% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky sold 13,900 shares as Azz Inc (AZZ)’s stock declined 7.57%. The Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky holds 26,366 shares with $1.47M value, down from 40,266 last quarter. Azz Inc now has $1.26 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.2452 during the last trading session, reaching $48.5952. About 1,721 shares traded. AZZ Inc. (NYSE:AZZ) has declined 1.54% since December 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.24% the S&P500.

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc decreased Valero Energy Corp New (VLO) stake by 3.48% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc sold 29,700 shares as Valero Energy Corp New (VLO)’s stock declined 2.47%. The Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc holds 823,686 shares with $55.57M value, down from 853,386 last quarter. Valero Energy Corp New now has $38.62 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $88.25. About 123,525 shares traded. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has risen 15.29% since December 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500.

Among 22 analysts covering Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Valero Energy Corporation had 60 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, May 30, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of VLO in report on Thursday, September 28 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Friday, February 3. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 31 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Friday, May 26, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $85 target in Wednesday, February 1 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, July 17. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, November 14 by Barclays Capital.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $4.02 million activity. Waters Stephen M sold $102,000 worth of stock. On Tuesday, September 19 CISKOWSKI MICHAEL S sold $3.86M worth of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) or 53,012 shares.

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc increased Ishares Tr (LQD) stake by 42,000 shares to 791,650 valued at $95.40 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Manulife Finl Corp (NYSE:MFC) stake by 89,100 shares and now owns 103,000 shares. Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) was raised too.

Analysts await Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $1.24 EPS, up 53.09% or $0.43 from last year’s $0.81 per share. VLO’s profit will be $542.61 million for 17.79 P/E if the $1.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.91 actual EPS reported by Valero Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -35.08% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.19, from 1.19 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 50 investors sold VLO shares while 274 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 311 raised stakes. 345.06 million shares or 1.22% more from 340.91 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Legacy Private Tru Company stated it has 11,287 shares. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Ltd Liability holds 0.19% or 237,974 shares. The Kentucky-based Hl Ltd Liability has invested 0.06% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Strategic Global Advisors Lc has invested 1.13% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). West Oak Lc owns 100 shares. Jaffetilchin Invest Prns Limited Liability Corporation owns 8,669 shares. Pathstone Family Office Ltd reported 17 shares stake. Lodestar Inv Counsel Llc Il stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Natixis Asset Management stated it has 1,883 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Oppenheimer Com has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Systematic Fin LP invested in 0.04% or 35,134 shares. First Personal Fincl Svcs invested in 0.02% or 1,636 shares. Strs Ohio stated it has 0.08% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Wells Fargo & Com Mn has 2.65 million shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys has invested 0.07% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO).

Analysts await AZZ Inc. (NYSE:AZZ) to report earnings on January, 5. They expect $0.62 earnings per share, down 11.43% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.7 per share. AZZ’s profit will be $16.10M for 19.59 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.32 actual earnings per share reported by AZZ Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 93.75% EPS growth.

Among 3 analysts covering AZZ (NYSE:AZZ), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. AZZ had 9 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. Sidoti downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, October 12 report. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, December 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, July 7 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 10 report. As per Thursday, September 7, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. BB&T Capital downgraded the shares of AZZ in report on Monday, January 11 to “Hold” rating. As per Monday, March 28, the company rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus.

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