Worth Watching Stocks in Focus: Kroger Co (NYSE:KR), Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)

On Wednesday, Shares of Kroger Co(NYSE:KR), SUBTRACT -0.55% and closed at $28.84 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $28.76 and $29.11. The Kroger Co. (KR) recently launched its annual #SharingCourage campaign, lighting its headquarters building pink and encouraging customers to join in the fight against breast cancer by taking action online and in their communities.

“No one should face breast cancer alone, so Kroger is proud to be a partner in the fight and to share the stories of our courageous associates who are breast cancer survivors,” said Jessica Adelman, Kroger’s group vice president of corporate affairs.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), jumped 2.14% and closed at $54.80 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $53.81 and $55.39. The company’s Market capitalization is $25.64 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 461.34 Million. Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It operates through two segments, Refining and Ethanol. The Refining segment is involved in refining, wholesale marketing, and bulk sales and trading activities. This segment produces conventional and premium gasolines, gasoline meeting the specifications of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), reformulated gasoline blendstock for oxygenate blending, diesel fuels, low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuels, CARB diesel fuel, distillates, jet fuels, asphalts, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products. As of February 19, 2016, it owned 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of about 3.0 million barrels per day. This segment also markets its refined products through bulk and rack marketing network; and through about 7,500 outlets under the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, Beacon, and Texaco brand names. The Ethanol segment produces and sells ethanol and distillers grains mainly to refiners and gasoline blenders, in addition to to animal feed customers. This segment operates 11 ethanol plants with a combined ethanol production capacity of about 1.4 billion gallons per year. The company also operates a 50-megawatt wind farm; convenience stores; filling stations, in addition to truckstop, cardlock, and home heating oil facilities; and credit card business.

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