Evercore ISI reissued their buy rating on shares of Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) in a report published on Monday, AnalystRatings.com reports. The firm currently has a $32.00 target price on the stock.

VST has been the subject of several other reports. Credit Suisse Group increased their price target on Vistra Energy from $30.00 to $31.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Wednesday, August 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Vistra Energy from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, August 6th. Bank of America upgraded Vistra Energy from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $31.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, November 7th. Citigroup lowered their price target on Vistra Energy from $36.00 to $31.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Monday, September 9th. Finally, SunTrust Banks increased their price target on Vistra Energy from $30.00 to $31.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, September 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $32.40.

NYSE VST traded up $0.34 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $26.34. The company had a trading volume of 10,233,026 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,192,017. Vistra Energy has a fifty-two week low of $20.83 and a fifty-two week high of $27.96. The company has a market capitalization of $12.72 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1,317.00, a P/E/G ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 0.94. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $26.81 and its 200 day moving average is $24.73.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 5th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.87 by ($0.64). Vistra Energy had a net margin of 4.40% and a return on equity of 5.01%. The company had revenue of $3.19 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.21 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.61 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Vistra Energy will post 2.42 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 30th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.125 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 13th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.90%. Vistra Energy’s dividend payout ratio is presently -2,500.00%.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its stake in shares of Vistra Energy by 0.3% during the third quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 168,547 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,506,000 after acquiring an additional 560 shares in the last quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. grew its stake in shares of Vistra Energy by 5.8% during the second quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 10,440 shares of the company’s stock valued at $236,000 after acquiring an additional 576 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Bank grew its stake in shares of Vistra Energy by 3.3% during the third quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 18,923 shares of the company’s stock valued at $511,000 after acquiring an additional 607 shares in the last quarter. Aviva PLC grew its stake in shares of Vistra Energy by 0.5% during the second quarter. Aviva PLC now owns 150,325 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,403,000 after acquiring an additional 689 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Vistra Energy by 3.1% during the second quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 27,624 shares of the company’s stock valued at $625,000 after acquiring an additional 825 shares in the last quarter.

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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