Vistra Energy Corp (VST) VP Sells $15,012.10 in Stock

Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) VP Elizabeth Christine Dobry sold 610 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.61, for a total transaction of $15,012.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

NYSE:VST traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $24.08. 4,118,485 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,721,077. The stock has a market cap of $12.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.08 and a beta of 0.52. Vistra Energy Corp has a twelve month low of $17.70 and a twelve month high of $26.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 1.10.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last released its earnings results on Friday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.70 by ($0.09). The company had revenue of $3.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.09 billion. Vistra Energy had a negative net margin of 5.94% and a positive return on equity of 7.17%. Vistra Energy’s revenue for the quarter was up 76.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.64 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Vistra Energy Corp will post 1.31 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on VST shares. ValuEngine cut shares of Vistra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Citigroup reduced their price objective on shares of Vistra Energy from $30.00 to $29.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 22nd. Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on shares of Vistra Energy from $29.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. SunTrust Banks upgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $25.00 to $26.00 in a research note on Thursday, October 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vistra Energy has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $26.44.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Sterling Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Vistra Energy during the 2nd quarter valued at $2,595,000. Strs Ohio raised its stake in Vistra Energy by 504.9% during the 2nd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 18,975 shares of the company’s stock valued at $448,000 after purchasing an additional 15,838 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its stake in Vistra Energy by 329.9% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,450,166 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,311,000 after purchasing an additional 1,112,805 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its stake in Vistra Energy by 44.5% during the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 1,429,866 shares of the company’s stock valued at $33,724,000 after purchasing an additional 440,558 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in Vistra Energy by 29.8% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,417,030 shares of the company’s stock valued at $33,526,000 after purchasing an additional 325,097 shares during the last quarter.

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About Vistra Energy

Vistra Energy Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the integrated power business in Texas. The company operates through Wholesale Generation and Retail Electricity segments. The Wholesale Generation segment engages in the electricity generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management, fuel production, and fuel logistics management activities.

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