UBS Group upgraded shares of Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report published on Tuesday morning, www.benzinga.com reports. UBS Group currently has $27.00 target price on the stock, up from their prior target price of $21.00.
Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vistra Energy from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $20.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a buy rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Guggenheim reissued a buy rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. SunTrust Banks set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Vistra Energy and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, Wolfe Research raised shares of Vistra Energy from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $21.54.
Shares of Vistra Energy (VST) opened at $20.69 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.98, a quick ratio of 1.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69. Vistra Energy has a 1-year low of $0.01 and a 1-year high of $21.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,860.00 and a PE ratio of 44.98.
In other Vistra Energy news, COO James A. Burke purchased 13,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $18.24 per share, with a total value of $246,240.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Brian K. Ferraioli purchased 5,750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $17.27 per share, for a total transaction of $99,302.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders purchased 39,944 shares of company stock worth $725,496.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. QS Investors LLC bought a new position in Vistra Energy in the 4th quarter valued at about $108,000. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. bought a new position in Vistra Energy in the 4th quarter valued at about $114,000. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new position in Vistra Energy in the 3rd quarter valued at about $124,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY bought a new position in Vistra Energy in the 4th quarter valued at about $128,000. Finally, Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. bought a new position in Vistra Energy in the 4th quarter valued at about $142,000.
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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