News coverage about Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vistra Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.9202286648092 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Vistra Energy Corp (VST) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vistra Energy Corp (VST) COO James A. Burke Buys 13,500 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vistra Energy Corp (VST) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Does Vistra Energy Corp’s (NYSE:VST) Debt Level Pose A Serious Problem? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Vistra Energy (VST) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold” (americanbankingnews.com)
Several brokerages recently issued reports on VST. Citigroup began coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Thursday, September 28th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $22.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Saturday, August 19th. SunTrust Banks began coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $18.00 price objective on the stock. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Vistra Energy to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group began coverage on Vistra Energy in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $20.00 target price for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $19.68.
Shares of Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) traded up $0.07 during trading on Friday, hitting $17.31. The stock had a trading volume of 5,321,578 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,328,833. Vistra Energy has a 1-year low of $14.50 and a 1-year high of $21.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 2.18 and a quick ratio of 1.92.
Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.32. Vistra Energy had a return on equity of 352.77% and a net margin of 416.84%. The business had revenue of $1.83 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.93 billion. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Vistra Energy will post 0.41 earnings per share for the current year.
In other Vistra Energy news, COO James A. Burke bought 13,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $18.24 per share, for a total transaction of $246,240.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CFO J William Holden III bought 1,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $19.19 per share, with a total value of $34,542.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have bought 21,300 shares of company stock valued at $392,568.
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About Vistra Energy
Vistra Energy Corp, formerly TCEH Corp. is a holding company. The Company is an energy company, which is focused on energy and power generation markets through operation as a generator and retailer of electricity in Texas market. Its portfolio of businesses consists primarily of Luminant and TXU Energy.
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