Vistra Energy Corp. [VST] stock Upgrade by Seaport Global Securities analyst, price target now $24



Vistra Energy Corp. [NYSE: VST] loss -1.63% or -0.33 points to close at $19.87 with a heavy trading volume of 2978534 shares. It opened the trading session at $19.59, the shares rose to $20.16 and dropped to $19.30, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for VST points out that the company has recorded -17.38% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -75.84% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 4.78M shares, VST reached to a volume of 2978534 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

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Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Vistra Energy Corp. [VST]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VST shares is $30.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on VST stock is a recommendation set at 1.70. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Seaport Global Securities have made an estimate for Vistra Energy Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on June 09, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on May 20, 2020, representing the official price target for Vistra Energy Corp. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $36, while Vertical Research analysts kept a Buy rating on VST stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Vistra Energy Corp. is set at 0.89, with the Price to Sales ratio for VST stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.81. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.22, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.50. Price to Free Cash Flow for VST in the course of the last twelve months was 4.10 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.90.

Trading performance analysis for VST stock

Vistra Energy Corp. [VST] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -9.68. With this latest performance, VST shares gained by 6.20% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -17.38% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -16.41% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for VST stock in for the last two-week period is set at 51.14, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 45.33, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.28 for Vistra Energy Corp. [VST]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 18.87, while it was recorded at 20.44 for the last single week of trading, and 22.32 for the last 200 days.

Vistra Energy Corp. [VST]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Vistra Energy Corp. [VST] shares currently have an operating margin of +14.42 and a Gross Margin at +22.25. Vistra Energy Corp.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.07.

Return on Total Capital for VST is now 8.61, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 5.03. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.73, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.53. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Vistra Energy Corp. [VST] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 142.23. Additionally, VST Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 58.72, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 42.53. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 128.42, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 53.02.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Vistra Energy Corp. [VST] managed to generate an average of $169,498 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.38 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.44.Vistra Energy Corp.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.

Vistra Energy Corp. [VST]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Vistra Energy Corp. posted 0.7/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.26/share.When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 169.20%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for VST. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Vistra Energy Corp. go to 9.56%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Vistra Energy Corp. [VST]

There are presently around $9,543 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VST stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 41,729,040, which is approximately 2.467% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; FMR LLC, holding 36,619,853 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $739.72 million in VST stocks shares; and OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP, currently with $611.62 million in VST stock with ownership of nearly 10.998% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Vistra Energy Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 214 institutional holders increased their position in Vistra Energy Corp. [NYSE:VST] by around 59,419,865 shares. Additionally, 217 investors decreased positions by around 58,780,125 shares, while 44 investors held positions by with 354,228,580 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 472,428,570 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VST stock had 66 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,907,145 shares, while 86 institutional investors sold positions of 15,649,770 shares during the same period.



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