Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE:VSLR) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.65.

Several research firms recently weighed in on VSLR. ValuEngine raised Vivint Solar from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) raised Vivint Solar from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $3.50 to $6.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. BidaskClub cut Vivint Solar from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised Vivint Solar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.25 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG cut Vivint Solar from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, August 9th.

Shares of Vivint Solar (NYSE VSLR) traded up 1.06% on Tuesday, reaching $4.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 295,997 shares. The firm has a market cap of $543.71 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.98 and a beta of -0.25. The company’s 50 day moving average is $5.25 and its 200-day moving average is $3.74. Vivint Solar has a 1-year low of $2.50 and a 1-year high of $6.09.

Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The semiconductor company reported ($0.33) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.40) by $0.07. The business had revenue of $73 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $65.41 million. Vivint Solar had a negative return on equity of 26.46% and a net margin of 26.35%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 109.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.12 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Vivint Solar will post ($1.48) EPS for the current year.

In other Vivint Solar news, COO Bryan Christiansen sold 27,033 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.50, for a total transaction of $148,681.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider L. Chance Allred sold 30,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.10, for a total value of $95,170.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 504,861 shares of company stock worth $2,410,242. Corporate insiders own 4.50% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its position in Vivint Solar by 9.0% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 88,700 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $519,000 after buying an additional 7,300 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. bought a new position in Vivint Solar during the second quarter worth approximately $278,000. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its position in Vivint Solar by 31.4% in the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 133,935 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $784,000 after buying an additional 32,000 shares during the period. GCA Investment Management LLC bought a new position in Vivint Solar during the second quarter worth approximately $4,556,000. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in Vivint Solar by 9.8% in the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 28,571 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $167,000 after buying an additional 2,549 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.45% of the company’s stock.

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Vivint Solar Company Profile

Vivint Solar, Inc offers distributed solar energy, electricity generated by a solar energy system installed at or near customers’ locations, to residential customers. Through investment funds, the Company owns solar energy systems it installs and provides solar electricity pursuant to long-term contracts with its customers.

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