Vistra Energy (VST) Sets New 52-Week High and Low at $24.39

Shares of Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $24.39 and last traded at $23.58, with a volume of 4476127 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.14.

Several brokerages have recently commented on VST. Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $27.00 price objective (up from $22.00) on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, May 1st. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, March 30th. Macquarie began coverage on Vistra Energy in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, 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, February 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $22.96.

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The firm has a market cap of $9,914.28, a PE ratio of 23.97, a P/E/G ratio of 0.67 and a beta of -0.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 1.98 and a quick ratio of 1.79.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last released its earnings results on Friday, May 4th. The company reported ($0.71) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.89). The business had revenue of $765.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.42 billion. Vistra Energy had a negative net margin of 4.68% and a positive return on equity of 6.15%. equities analysts predict that Vistra Energy Corp will post 2.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in VST. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP bought a new position in shares of Vistra Energy in the third quarter valued at approximately $602,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new position in shares of Vistra Energy in the third quarter valued at approximately $204,000. DnB Asset Management AS bought a new position in shares of Vistra Energy in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $491,000. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 80.0% in the fourth quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 36,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $660,000 after acquiring an additional 16,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd bought a new position in shares of Vistra Energy in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,701,000.

About Vistra Energy

Vistra Energy Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the integrated power business in Texas. The company operates through Wholesale Generation and Retail Electricity segments. The Wholesale Generation segment engages in the electricity generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management, fuel production, and fuel logistics management activities.

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