Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $19.86.

VST has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $20.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, September 14th. Royal Bank of Canada began coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $21.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Deutsche Bank upgraded Vistra Energy to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st.

In related news, Director Brian K. Ferraioli bought 5,750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $17.27 per share, for a total transaction of $99,302.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Curtis A. Morgan bought 19,094 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was bought at an average price of $18.34 per share, for a total transaction of $350,183.96. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 46,744 shares of company stock worth $852,870 over the last quarter.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new stake in shares of Vistra Energy during the third quarter valued at about $124,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Vistra Energy during the third quarter valued at about $187,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vistra Energy during the second quarter valued at about $182,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vistra Energy during the third quarter valued at about $204,000. Finally, D.A. Davidson & CO. bought a new stake in shares of Vistra Energy during the third quarter valued at about $214,000.

Shares of Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) opened at $18.57 on Monday. Vistra Energy has a 1 year low of $0.01 and a 1 year high of $21.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 1.92 and a current ratio of 2.18. The firm has a market cap of $7,950.00 and a P/E ratio of 0.34.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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 the consensus estimate of $1.93 billion. The company’s revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Vistra Energy will post 0.41 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Vistra Energy

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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