Vistra Energy (VST) Reaches New 52-Week High at $26.61

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Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $26.61 and last traded at $26.42, with a volume of 1544240 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $26.11.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. Citigroup reduced their target price on Vistra Energy from $30.00 to $29.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 22nd. Deutsche Bank upped their price target on Vistra Energy from $29.00 to $31.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 5th. SunTrust Banks upgraded Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the company from $25.00 to $26.00 in a research report on Thursday, October 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $26.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Vistra Energy from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, December 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Vistra Energy has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $27.67.

The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.51 and a beta of 0.60.

In other news, major shareholder Apollo Management Holdings Gp, sold 14,329,658 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.00, for a total transaction of $329,582,134.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. 15.66% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of VST. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its stake in Vistra Energy by 0.6% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 37,935,659 shares of the company’s stock valued at $943,839,000 after buying an additional 216,356 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 3.9% during the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 22,765,861 shares of the company’s stock worth $566,416,000 after buying an additional 850,027 shares in the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 49.9% during the third quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 21,123,295 shares of the company’s stock worth $525,544,000 after buying an additional 7,029,776 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 3.4% during the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 20,528,953 shares of the company’s stock worth $510,760,000 after buying an additional 673,705 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Scopia Capital Management LP grew its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 43.7% during the third quarter. Scopia Capital Management LP now owns 12,071,361 shares of the company’s stock worth $300,335,000 after buying an additional 3,672,849 shares in the last quarter.

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About Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST)

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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