News headlines about Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vistra Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.7704707916953 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
A number of brokerages recently issued reports on VST. UBS Group upgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from $21.00 to $27.00 in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. SunTrust Banks set a $20.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, January 21st. Finally, Guggenheim reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vistra Energy presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.54.
Vistra Energy (VST) opened at $20.46 on Tuesday. Vistra Energy has a 12-month low of $0.01 and a 12-month high of $21.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 1.98 and a quick ratio of 1.79. The stock has a market cap of $8,770.00 and a PE ratio of 44.48.
In other Vistra Energy news, Director Brian K. Ferraioli purchased 5,750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $17.27 per share, with a total value of $99,302.50. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Curtis A. Morgan purchased 19,094 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $18.34 per share, with a total value of $350,183.96. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 26,244 shares of company stock valued at $475,640 over the last three months.
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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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