Shares of Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) have been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the thirteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nine have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $24.39.

VST has been the topic of several recent research reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Vistra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 13th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Monday, August 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vistra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of VST. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its stake in Vistra Energy by 574.5% in the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 4,735 shares of the company’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 4,033 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in Vistra Energy in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $113,000. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. grew its stake in Vistra Energy by 46.5% in the 1st quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 7,369 shares of the company’s stock valued at $152,000 after buying an additional 2,340 shares in the last quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. purchased a new position in Vistra Energy in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $200,000. Finally, HPM Partners LLC purchased a new position in Vistra Energy in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $245,000.

NYSE VST traded down $0.26 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $23.96. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 579,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,676,413. Vistra Energy has a 52 week low of $14.43 and a 52 week high of $26.29. The stock has a market cap of $12.90 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.08 and a beta of -0.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.40, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a current ratio of 1.28.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 6th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.10. Vistra Energy had a negative net margin of 8.24% and a positive return on equity of 6.72%. The business had revenue of $2.57 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.51 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.06) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 98.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Vistra Energy will post 1.37 EPS for the current year.

Vistra Energy Company Profile

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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