March 07, 2013 at 08:00 AM EST
Strategy & Revenue: Driving Further Inflows - Research Report on Valero Energy, Marathon Petroleum, Tesoro Corporation, Phillips 66 and HollyFrontier Corporation

NEW YORK, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC), Tesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO), Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) and HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Valero Energy Corporation Research Report

As the largest US refiner by processing capacity, Valero Energy is one of the best performing stocks under the energy sector. Valero Energy's solid performance for its various segments has been attracting investors. The company has been actively finding ways to achieve its long-term goals through business strategies which are expected to strengthen its core operations. Valero Energy released its maintenance turnaround schedule for Corpus Christi, Texas City, McKee and Quebec refineries. Analysts are bullish towards the company after its corporate leadership changes took effect on January 1, 2013.

The Full Research Report on Valero Energy Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

[http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/c533_VLO ]

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation Research Report

After posting strong results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2012 earnings, Marathon Petroleum is continuing its performance streak through its acquisition of Galveston Bay refinery. Marathon Petroleum is investing $1.6 billion for 2013 as part of its capital investment for this year. Most of its budget will proceed to its refining and marketing segment which will total to $1.02 billion. Marathon Petroleum is also scheduled to build, rebuild, remodel and acquire new stores for its Speedway segment. The company is set to invest $255 million for its Speedway business. Its annual meeting for stockholders will be on April 24, 2013 at the company's headquarters in Findlay, Ohio. The Full Research Report on Marathon Petroleum Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/73dc_MPC ]

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Tesoro Corporation Research Report

The plan of Tesoro to convert its Hawaii Refinery to terminal is expected to improve the company's operations as the company continues to maintain its distribution system. Tesoro is reinvesting its free cash flow into high-return capital projects to promote growth and profitability. The company is set to acquire BP's Southern California refining and marketing business. Tesoro recently closed a three-year $500 million term loan credit facility, and is still expecting funds between $500 and $600 million in term loan borrowings. The Full Research Report on Tesoro Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/1ef0_TSO ]

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Phillips 66 Research Report

Strong performance for refining and chemicals brought in more bulls for Phillips 66 after the company announced its fourth quarter earnings. Phillips 66 achieved 91% of refining utilization and 67% of processed crude advantage in the US. The company was able to improve its balance sheet by deducting $1 billion from its debt while it returned $400 million of capital to its shareholders. Phillips 66 recently raised its quarterly dividend to 31.35 cents per share as part of its commitment to raise its 2013 annual dividend rate. The Full Research Report on Phillips 66 - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/be3e_PSX]

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HollyFrontier Corporation Research Report

HollyFrontier's 75% increase in net income during the fourth quarter seems to be the perfect signal to investors. The company raked in an additional $162.8 million in net income attributable to stockholders compared to the same period during 2011. HollyFrontier reported that its growing refining segment, which rose by 57%, has been boosting its revenues. The company recently increased its regular and special dividend which is part of its almost $1.3 billion return in capital to shareholders after the July 2011 merger. The Full Research Report on HollyFrontier Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/53a8_HFC ]

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