Vistra Corp. [NYSE: VST] closed the trading session at $18.32 on 07/21/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $18.15, while the highest price level was $18.575. The company report on July 19, 2021 that Vistra Accelerates Closure of Ohio Coal Plant to Mid-2022, Years Earlier Than Planned.
Company Continues its Transition Away from Coal with Retirement of Zimmer Power Plant.
Vistra (NYSE: VST) announced it will close the Zimmer Power Plant in Moscow, Ohio, by mid-2022. The company had previously announced the plant would retire no later than 2027 based on environmental regulations. The early retirement decision comes after the plant failed to secure any capacity revenues in the latest auction held in May by the grid operator, PJM.
The stocks have a year to date performance of -6.82 percent and weekly performance of -2.55 percent. The stock has been moved at -14.47 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 2.23 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 3.15 percent over the most recent 3-months.
If compared to the average trading volume of 5.38M shares, VST reached to a volume of 2707001 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Vistra Corp. [VST]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VST shares is $22.40 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 2.30. 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.
BofA Securities have made an estimate for Vistra Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on July 09, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA Securities raised their target price from $17 to $23. The new note on the price target was released on July 09, 2021, representing the official price target for Vistra Corp. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $25, while Wolfe Research analysts kept a Outperform rating on VST stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Vistra Corp. is set at 0.55, with the Price to Sales ratio for VST stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.75. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.46, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.16.
VST stock trade performance evaluation
Vistra Corp. [VST] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.55. With this latest performance, VST shares gained by 2.23% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -14.47% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -4.78% 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 49.40, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.41, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.96 for Vistra Corp. [VST]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.71, while it was recorded at 18.39 for the last single week of trading, and 18.59 for the last 200 days.
Vistra Corp. [VST]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Vistra Corp. [VST] shares currently have an operating margin of +13.40 and a Gross Margin at +22.61. Vistra Corp.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.75.
Return on Total Capital for VST is now 7.90, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.53. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 7.79, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.45. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Vistra Corp. [VST] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 118.17. Additionally, VST Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 54.16, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 39.24. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 113.26, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 51.91.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Vistra Corp. [VST] managed to generate an average of $118,546 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.37 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.43.Vistra Corp.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Vistra Corp. [VST] stock
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 Corp. go to 19.30%.
Vistra Corp. [VST]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $7,775 million, or 90.80% of VST stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VST stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 46,325,175, which is approximately 0.581% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP, holding 29,936,602 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $548.44 million in VST stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $531.96 million in VST stock with ownership of nearly -19.684% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Vistra Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 208 institutional holders increased their position in Vistra Corp. [NYSE:VST] by around 59,547,788 shares. Additionally, 217 investors decreased positions by around 88,271,122 shares, while 44 investors held positions by with 276,589,642 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 424,408,552 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VST stock had 73 new institutional investments in for a total of 28,254,287 shares, while 65 institutional investors sold positions of 15,215,677 shares during the same period.