CST Brands poised for big gains, Barron's reports Since its spin-off from Valero (VLO), CST Brands (CST) has been raising fuel margins and selling a wider mix of higher margin private-label goods and prepared foods. These upgrades are likely to accelerate earnings growth, Barron's reports. Reference Link
Valero downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill BofA/Merill downgraded Valero to Underperform and raised its price target to $68 from $64. The firm believes the Refining sector has reverted to a trading sector and downgrade shares ahead of a seasonal slow-down in demand and a deteriorating macro backdrop.