Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. purchased a new position in Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund purchased 7,725 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $142,000.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. US Bancorp DE raised its position in shares of Vistra Energy by 11.3% in the 4th quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 25,460 shares of the company’s stock worth $466,000 after purchasing an additional 2,586 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC raised its position in Vistra Energy by 10.4% in the 4th quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 28,307 shares of the company’s stock worth $519,000 after buying an additional 2,666 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. raised its position in Vistra Energy by 17.0% in the 3rd quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 23,717 shares of the company’s stock worth $443,000 after buying an additional 3,450 shares during the last quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. raised its position in Vistra Energy by 39.5% in the 4th quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 16,011 shares of the company’s stock worth $293,000 after buying an additional 4,533 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. purchased a new position in Vistra Energy in the 4th quarter worth about $114,000.
A number of brokerages have weighed in on VST. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. SunTrust Banks set a $20.00 target price on Vistra Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Wolfe Research raised Vistra Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, January 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Vistra Energy presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.38.
In other news, COO James A. Burke purchased 13,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $18.24 per share, for a total transaction of $246,240.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO J William Holden III purchased 1,800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were purchased 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 90 days, insiders have acquired 41,944 shares of company stock valued at $763,514.
Shares of Vistra Energy Corp (VST) opened at $18.67 on Thursday. Vistra Energy Corp has a 52 week low of $14.50 and a 52 week high of $21.20. The company has a current ratio of 2.18, a quick ratio of 1.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65.
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Vistra Energy Profile
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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