Traders purchased shares of Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) on weakness during trading on Friday. $23.67 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $10.40 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $13.27 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Vistra Energy had the 21st highest net in-flow for the day. Vistra Energy traded down ($0.12) for the day and closed at $20.69
Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $21.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Wolfe Research raised Vistra Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, January 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $21.54.
The stock has a market cap of $8,864.59 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -35.07. The company has a quick ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 1.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69.
In other Vistra Energy news, insider Curtis A. Morgan purchased 19,094 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $18.34 per share, for a total transaction of $350,183.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Brian K. Ferraioli purchased 5,750 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $17.27 per share, with a total value of $99,302.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 39,944 shares of company stock valued at $725,496 over the last 90 days.
Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in VST. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 257.0% in the fourth quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 6,343,801 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,218,000 after acquiring an additional 4,567,046 shares in the last quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 1,118.3% during the fourth quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 4,699,992 shares of the company’s stock worth $86,104,000 after buying an additional 4,314,196 shares in the last quarter. Luminus Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 1,388.0% during the fourth quarter. Luminus Management LLC now owns 4,396,233 shares of the company’s stock worth $80,539,000 after buying an additional 4,100,780 shares in the last quarter. Lasry Marc bought a new position in shares of Vistra Energy during the third quarter worth about $63,643,000. Finally, BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 22.1% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,738,498 shares of the company’s stock worth $270,008,000 after buying an additional 2,671,806 shares in the last quarter.
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Vistra Energy Company Profile
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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