Valero Energy volatility expected to move on Q2 guidance Valero Energy volatility is expected to move after lowering Q2 earnings guidance. Overall option implied volatility of 31 is at its 26-week average according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement.
Oppenheimer upgrades refiners on favorable fundamentals Oppenheimer upgraded to Outperform from Perform shares of HollyFrontier (HFC), Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Phillips 66 (PSX) and Tesoro (TSO) saying favorable industry fundamentals will continue to support higher valuations. Wide crude differential, low natural gas prices, growing refined product exports and improved petroleum demand should drive shares of refiners higher, Opco tells investors in a research note. The firm also raised its price target for Outperform rated Valero (VLO) to $70 from $65.