Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) CFO David A. Campbell bought 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 23rd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $12.92 per share, with a total value of $258,400.00.

Vistra Energy stock opened at $14.69 on Thursday. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $19.55 and a 200 day moving average price of $23.76. Vistra Energy Corp has a 52 week low of $11.30 and a 52 week high of $27.96. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.90, a PEG ratio of 0.49 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a current ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 17th will be paid a $0.135 dividend. This represents a $0.54 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.68%. This is a positive change from Vistra Energy’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 16th. Vistra Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 26.09%.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 17th. BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Wednesday, February 19th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $37.00 price target for the company. Finally, Vertical Research began coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Monday, February 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $36.00 price objective for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.60.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in Vistra Energy by 81.0% during the fourth quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 128,895 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,963,000 after purchasing an additional 57,672 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL purchased a new stake in shares of Vistra Energy during the 4th quarter valued at $1,313,000. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Vistra Energy by 128.8% during the 4th quarter. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC now owns 2,455 shares of the company’s stock valued at $56,000 after buying an additional 1,382 shares during the period. IFP Advisors Inc increased its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 362.3% during the 4th quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 5,672 shares of the company’s stock worth $131,000 after buying an additional 4,445 shares during the last quarter. Finally, DNB Asset Management AS increased its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 102.9% during the 4th quarter. DNB Asset Management AS now owns 111,564 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,565,000 after buying an additional 56,586 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.43% of the company’s stock.

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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