Vistra Corp. [VST] Stock trading around $24.13 per share: What’s Next?


Vistra Corp. [NYSE: VST] plunged by -$2.49 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $26.43 during the day while it closed the day at $24.13. The company report on May 6, 2022 that Vistra Reports First Quarter 2022 Results in line with Company Expectations; Reaffirms 2022 Guidance with Increased Confidence; Commodity Price Moves Expected to Add Meaningfully to ’23 and Beyond.

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Vistra (NYSE: VST) today reported its first quarter 2022 results:.

Vistra Corp. stock has also loss -2.27% of its value over the past 7 days. However, VST stock has inclined by 9.78% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 17.71% and gained 5.97% year-on date.

The market cap for VST stock reached $10.16 billion, with 479.41 million shares outstanding and 431.07 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.67M shares, VST reached a trading volume of 9613624 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 $31.00 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.

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 0.91, with the Price to Sales ratio for VST stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.84. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.84, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.15.

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 -2.27. With this latest performance, VST shares gained by 0.04% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 17.71% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 50.72% 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 46.61, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 42.27, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.41 for Vistra Corp. [VST]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 23.66, while it was recorded at 25.47 for the last single week of trading, and 20.92 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 -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.

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 21.30%.

Vistra Corp. [VST]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $11,244 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 $769.31 million in VST stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $692.49 million in VST stock with ownership of nearly 15.417% of the company’s market capitalization.

186 institutional holders increased their position in Vistra Corp. [NYSE:VST] by around 27,238,483 shares. Additionally, 224 investors decreased positions by around 55,945,159 shares, while 53 investors held positions by with 339,195,840 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 422,379,482 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VST stock had 64 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,729,527 shares, while 46 institutional investors sold positions of 5,219,254 shares during the same period.