Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE:VST) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 6,369,626 shares, a drop of 36.9% from the September 15th total of 10,089,225 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,387,340 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.6 days. Approximately 1.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in VST. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado bought a new position in Vistra Energy Corp. in the second quarter worth approximately $127,000. World Asset Management Inc bought a new position in Vistra Energy Corp. in the second quarter worth approximately $168,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new position in Vistra Energy Corp. in the second quarter worth approximately $182,000. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in Vistra Energy Corp. in the second quarter worth approximately $229,000. Finally, Gotham Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Vistra Energy Corp. in the second quarter worth approximately $241,000.

Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) opened at 19.01 on Wednesday. Vistra Energy Corp. has a 12-month low of $13.50 and a 12-month high of $19.33. The stock has a market cap of $8.13 billion and a P/E ratio of 11.12. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $18.25 and a 200 day moving average price of $16.65.

Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE:VST) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The company reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.04 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $1.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.30 billion. On average, analysts forecast that Vistra Energy Corp. will post $0.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vistra Energy Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Citigroup Inc. assumed coverage on Vistra Energy Corp. in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. They set a “buy” rating and a $22.00 price target on the stock. Barclays PLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy Corp. in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, Tudor Pickering assumed coverage on Vistra Energy Corp. in a research report on Monday, June 26th. They set a “buy” rating and a $21.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.11.

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Vistra Energy Corp. 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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