Northland Capital Reiterates “Speculative Buy” Rating for Premier African Minerals (LON:PREM) Stock; Valero Energy (VLO) Shorts Raised By 3.61%

January 5, 2018 - By Richard Conner

In a report revealed to clients on Friday morning, Northland Capital reaffirmed their “Speculative Buy” rating on shares of Premier African Minerals (LON:PREM).

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) had an increase of 3.61% in short interest. VLO’s SI was 17.22M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 3.61% from 16.62 million shares previously. With 3.32 million avg volume, 5 days are for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)’s short sellers to cover VLO’s short positions. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $93.59. About 2.98 million shares traded. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has risen 15.29% since January 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and ethanol producing firm in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. The company has market cap of $40.95 billion. It operates through two divisions, Refining and Ethanol. It has a 20.35 P/E ratio. The firm is involved in refining, marketing, and bulk sales activities.

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 63 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Scotia Capital maintained the shares of VLO in report on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, May 26. RBC Capital Markets maintained Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) on Friday, July 31 with “Outperform” rating. On Thursday, June 15 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 23. As per Wednesday, November 16, the company rating was upgraded by Tudor Pickering. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8000 target in Thursday, July 27 report. Barclays Capital maintained Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) rating on Tuesday, November 14. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $108 target. The rating was maintained by Howard Weil on Wednesday, October 26 with “Sector Outperform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 16 by Jefferies.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $4.10 million activity. $49,764 worth of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) was sold by Waters Stephen M. CISKOWSKI MICHAEL S had sold 53,012 shares worth $3.86M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 46 investors sold Valero Energy Corporation shares while 310 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 258 raised stakes. 342.98 million shares or 0.60% less from 345.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Schwab Charles Inc owns 3.54M shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. Comm Bank & Trust holds 0.02% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) or 23,847 shares. Montgomery Mgmt holds 46,960 shares. Moreover, Wealthtrust has 0.04% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 1,051 shares. Bahl Gaynor owns 0.67% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 797,363 shares. Paradigm Asset Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 1.09% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) or 54,920 shares. Howe Rusling has invested 0% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Mirae Asset Glob Limited reported 0.06% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Amg Funds holds 1.08% or 25,551 shares. 15,008 were accumulated by Centurylink Invest. Benjamin F Edwards & Comm has invested 0.01% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Boston Advisors Llc owns 336,332 shares for 0.59% of their portfolio. Sii Inc Wi reported 0.09% stake. Cullinan Assoc holds 46,400 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. First Personal Financial owns 1,668 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio.

Among 3 analysts covering Premier African Minerals (LON:PREM), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Premier African Minerals had 91 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Speculative Buy” rating by Northland Capital on Monday, December 7. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Corporate” rating in Tuesday, July 12 report. The firm earned “Speculative Buy” rating on Thursday, May 25 by Beaufort Securities. The stock of Premier African Minerals Limited (LON:PREM) earned “Corporate” rating by Northland Capital on Thursday, September 28. Northland Capital maintained Premier African Minerals Limited (LON:PREM) on Wednesday, April 6 with “Speculative Buy” rating. The stock has “Corporate” rating by Northland Capital on Monday, July 3. As per Monday, January 18, the company rating was maintained by Northland Capital. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Speculative Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 25 report. The firm has “Corporate” rating by Northland Capital given on Wednesday, September 20. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Speculative Buy” rating in Thursday, February 25 report.

Premier African Minerals Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the mining, exploration, evaluation, development, and investment of natural resource properties on the African continent. The company has market cap of 15.24 million GBP. The firm explores for tungsten, lithium, tantalum, fluorspar, phosphate, nickel, limestone, specialty minerals, and rare earth metals. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s flagship project is the RHA Tungsten Mine located in Zimbabwe.

The stock decreased 11.55% or GBX 0.0306 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 0.2344. About 159.85 million shares traded or 32.70% up from the average. Premier African Minerals Limited (LON:PREM) has 0.00% since January 5, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

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