Vistra Corp. [VST] is 10.89% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?


Vistra Corp. [NYSE: VST] gained 2.27% on the last trading session, reaching $25.25 price per share at the time. The company report on May 2, 2022 that New TXU Energy Plan Gives Customers Free Electricity on the Hottest Days of Summer.

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Vistra Corp. represents 479.41 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $11.18 billion with the latest information. VST stock price has been found in the range of $24.735 to $25.575.

If compared to the average trading volume of 4.58M shares, VST reached a trading volume of 4094120 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 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 $29.40 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 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.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for Vistra Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on September 30, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on July 22, 2021, representing the official price target for Vistra Corp. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $23, while BofA Securities analysts kept a Buy rating on VST stock. On July 09, 2021, analysts increased their price target for VST shares from 17 to 23.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Vistra Corp. is set at 0.66, with the Price to Sales ratio for VST stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.93. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.92, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.99.

Trading performance analysis for VST stock

Vistra Corp. [VST] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.41. With this latest performance, VST shares gained by 7.72% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 26.19% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 55.00% 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 60.58, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 59.79, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.58 for Vistra Corp. [VST]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 23.33, while it was recorded at 24.99 for the last single week of trading, and 20.78 for the last 200 days.

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

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Vistra Corp. [VST] shares currently have an operating margin of -7.48 and a Gross Margin at +0.45. Vistra Corp.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -9.64.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -15.29, with Return on Assets sitting at -4.58.

Vistra Corp.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.

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

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 21.30%.

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

There are presently around $10,626 million, or 91.14% of VST stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VST stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 46,580,579, which is approximately 4.732% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP, holding 28,899,812 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $713.54 million in VST stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $642.28 million in VST stock with ownership of nearly 15.417% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Vistra Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 193 institutional holders increased their position in Vistra Corp. [NYSE:VST] by around 35,712,854 shares. Additionally, 219 investors decreased positions by around 48,622,348 shares, while 47 investors held positions by with 346,046,948 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 430,382,150 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VST stock had 68 new institutional investments in for a total of 12,862,260 shares, while 45 institutional investors sold positions of 6,676,533 shares during the same period.