Media stories about Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vistra Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.5928956053069 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
VST has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. UBS initiated coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $21.00 price target on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada initiated coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $21.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Wolfe Research raised shares of Vistra Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. One equities research 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 stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.54.
Shares of VST stock traded up $0.33 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $20.15. 4,039,728 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,159,211. Vistra Energy has a fifty-two week low of $14.50 and a fifty-two week 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 cap of $8,538.96 and a P/E ratio of -34.15.
Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 26th. The company reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.10. Vistra Energy had a negative net margin of 4.68% and a positive return on equity of 6.15%. The business had revenue of $944.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.82 billion. equities analysts forecast that Vistra Energy will post 0.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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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