Vista Gold Corp. [VGZ] gain 88.97% so far this year. What now?

Vista Gold Corp. [AMEX: VGZ] gained 5.38% or 0.07 points to close at $1.37 with a heavy trading volume of 1694029 shares.

It opened the trading session at $1.33, the shares rose to $1.45 and dropped to $1.29, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for VGZ points out that the company has recorded 105.09% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -280.56% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 600.05K shares, VGZ reached to a volume of 1694029 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Vista Gold Corp. [VGZ]:

H.C. Wainwright have made an estimate for Vista Gold Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on June 29, 2015. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, H.C. Wainwright raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on June 19, 2014, representing the official price target for Vista Gold Corp. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $3.57 to $2.91, while Cowen kept a Outperform rating on VGZ stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Vista Gold Corp. is set at 0.09 The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 11.42, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.08.

Trading performance analysis for VGZ stock

Vista Gold Corp. [VGZ] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 14.17. With this latest performance, VGZ shares gained by 53.19% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 105.09% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 34.31% 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 VGZ stock in for the last two-week period is set at 75.72, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 79.50, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 73.40 for Vista Gold Corp. [VGZ]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 0.9680, while it was recorded at 1.2520 for the last single week of trading, and 0.7491 for the last 200 days.

Vista Gold Corp. [VGZ]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Return on Total Capital for VGZ is now -47.57, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -55.36. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -55.37, with Return on Assets sitting at -47.33. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Vista Gold Corp. [VGZ] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 0.70. Additionally, VGZ Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 0.70, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 0.53. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 0.06, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 0.06.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Vista Gold Corp. [VGZ] managed to generate an average of -$625,733 per employee.Vista Gold Corp.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.30 and a Current Ratio set at 2.30.

An analysis of insider ownership at Vista Gold Corp. [VGZ]

There are presently around $41 million, or 29.90% of VGZ stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VGZ stocks are: SUN VALLEY GOLD LLC with ownership of 18,622,544, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 1.70% of the total institutional ownership; EURO PACIFIC ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC, holding 5,276,292 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $7.23 million in VGZ stocks shares; and LOEWS CORP, currently with $4.39 million in VGZ stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Vista Gold Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 11 institutional holders increased their position in Vista Gold Corp. [AMEX:VGZ] by around 244,595 shares. Additionally, 9 investors decreased positions by around 406,559 shares, while 14 investors held positions by with 29,561,211 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 30,212,365 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VGZ stock had 4 new institutional investments in for a total of 74,542 shares, while 3 institutional investors sold positions of 100,050 shares during the same period.

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