Have Stock Gurus Now Turned Sour On Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), First Horizon National Corporation (FHN)?

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) popped in on a high volume green day. Volume on 31-Jul-18 came in at 3.92 million contracts. The daily trading volume has averaged 3.52 million shares a day in past 3 months. The first sale was made at $117.46 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 0.93%. It was last traded at $118.35 apiece.

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO): Outperform Candidate With 11.65% Upside Potential

Valero Energy Corporation is maintained at an average outperform rating by 17 stock analysts, and there are at least 2.4% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went up by 6.79% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 28.77%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 12 of analysts who cover Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $132.14 price target on Valero Energy Corporation, pointing towards a 11.65% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -6.8% less than its 52-week high.

Valero Energy Corporation Reports 0.47% Sales Growth

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $1.98 as it actually earned $2.15 per share in its last reported financial results. Revenue, on the other hand, scored 0.47% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $26.56 billion.

VLO Adds 10.33% In A Week

This company shares (VLO) so far managed to recover 84.29% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 2.88% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 2.17%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 8.74% and sits 3.67% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 10.33% gains and is up by 20.59% compared with its 200-day moving average of $104.53. Also, Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) needs to expand a 71.6% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE:FHN) Consensus Call At 2.2

As regular trading ended, First Horizon National Corporation (FHN) stock brought in a $0.04 rise to $17.89. The day started at a price of $17.88 but then traded as high as $17.97 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their neutral outlook with the consensus call at 2.2. First Horizon National Corporation is given 4 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 7 holds. The company shares sank -14.24% from their peak of $20.86 and now has a $5.84 billion market value of equity.

First Horizon National Corporation Could Grow 13.97% More

FHN’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale improved from 2 thirty days ago to 2.16 now, which indicates a hold consensus from the analyst community. They see First Horizon National Corporation (FHN) price hitting a mean target of $20.39 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 13.97% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 28.56% compared to the most bullish target.

First Horizon National Corporation (FHN) Returns -10.51% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 3.94 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 4.02 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 2.09% which for the month reaches 1.76%. First Horizon National Corporation dipped to as low as $17.65 throughout the day and has returned -10.51% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $15.84 but has recovered 12.94% since then.