Jefferies Group LLC cut its holdings in Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) by 35.0% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 78,200 shares of the company’s stock after selling 42,105 shares during the quarter. Jefferies Group LLC’s holdings in Vistra Energy were worth $1,433,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in VST. Citadel Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Vistra Energy by 1,118.3% in the fourth quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 4,699,992 shares of the company’s stock valued at $86,104,000 after buying an additional 4,314,196 shares in the last quarter. Lasry Marc acquired a new stake in Vistra Energy in the third quarter valued at about $63,643,000. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Vistra Energy by 22.1% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,738,498 shares of the company’s stock valued at $270,008,000 after buying an additional 2,671,806 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Vistra Energy during the fourth quarter valued at about $28,299,000. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Vistra Energy by 253.1% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,987,308 shares of the company’s stock valued at $37,142,000 after purchasing an additional 1,424,453 shares in the last quarter.
In related news, Director Brian K. Ferraioli acquired 5,750 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $17.27 per share, for a total transaction of $99,302.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Curtis A. Morgan acquired 19,094 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were bought at an average price of $18.34 per share, with a total value of $350,183.96. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 26,444 shares of company stock valued at $479,758 over the last 90 days.
Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE VST) opened at $20.29 on Thursday. Vistra Energy Corp 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 0.69, a quick ratio of 1.79 and a current ratio of 1.98. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,766.04 and a PE ratio of 21.31.
Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 26th. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.10. Vistra Energy had a positive return on equity of 6.15% and a negative net margin of 4.68%. The company had revenue of $944.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.82 billion. research analysts predict that Vistra Energy Corp will post 0.89 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts have recently commented on VST shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, January 21st. Wolfe Research raised Vistra Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $20.00 price target on Vistra Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $21.54.
Vistra Energy Company 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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