Vistra Energy Corp (VST) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and nine have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $20.41.

Several research firms have recently commented on VST. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Thursday. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Vistra Energy to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Wolfe Research upgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th.

Vistra Energy (NYSE VST) traded down $0.20 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $19.44. 509,878 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,818,301. The company has a quick ratio of 1.92, a current ratio of 2.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. Vistra Energy has a twelve month low of $14.50 and a twelve month high of $21.20.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.32. Vistra Energy had a net margin of 416.84% and a return on equity of 352.77%. The business had revenue of $1.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.93 billion. The company’s revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Vistra Energy will post 0.77 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, insider Curtis A. Morgan acquired 19,094 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were bought at an average price of $18.34 per share, with a total value of $350,183.96. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider James A. Burke sold 12,621 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.27, for a total transaction of $243,206.67. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders purchased 47,344 shares of company stock valued at $864,164 in the last quarter.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in VST. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new stake in Vistra Energy during the third quarter worth approximately $124,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC acquired a new stake in Vistra Energy during the second quarter worth approximately $182,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in Vistra Energy during the third quarter worth approximately $187,000. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Vistra Energy during the fourth quarter worth approximately $198,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vistra Energy in the 3rd quarter valued at $204,000.

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Vistra Energy Company Profile

Vistra Energy Corp, formerly TCEH Corp. is a holding company. The Company is an energy company, which is focused on energy and power generation markets through operation as a generator and retailer of electricity in Texas market. Its portfolio of businesses consists primarily of Luminant and TXU Energy.

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