Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by equities researchers at Royal Bank of Canada in a report released on Monday. They currently have a $24.00 price target on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 21.95% from the company’s previous close.
A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on VST. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vistra Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Wolfe Research raised shares of Vistra Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, UBS started coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Friday, February 23rd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $21.00 target price for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Vistra Energy presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $21.88.
VST stock opened at $19.68 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,431.85 and a PE ratio of 20.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 1.98 and a quick ratio of 1.79. Vistra Energy has a 12 month low of $14.50 and a 12 month high of $21.43.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of VST. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its holdings in Vistra Energy by 257.0% in the 4th quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 6,343,801 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,218,000 after buying an additional 4,567,046 shares during the last quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Vistra Energy by 1,118.3% in the 4th quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 4,699,992 shares of the company’s stock valued at $86,104,000 after buying an additional 4,314,196 shares during the last quarter. Luminus Management LLC raised its holdings in Vistra Energy by 1,388.0% in the 4th quarter. Luminus Management LLC now owns 4,396,233 shares of the company’s stock valued at $80,539,000 after buying an additional 4,100,780 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in Vistra Energy by 22.1% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,738,498 shares of the company’s stock valued at $270,008,000 after buying an additional 2,671,806 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Goldentree Asset Management LP bought a new position in Vistra Energy in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $33,087,000.
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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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