Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dynegy (NYSE:DYN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Friday. They currently have $14.00 price target on the utilities provider’s stock.

According to Zacks, “Dynegy Inc. provides wholesale power, capacity and ancillary services to utilities, cooperatives, municipalities and other energy companies in six states in U.S. regions of the Midwest, the Northeast and the West Coast. It operates in three segments: the Coal segment, the Gas Segment and the Dynegy Northeast Segment. Dynegy Inc. is headquartered in Houston, Texas. “

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. TheStreet raised Dynegy from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. SunTrust Banks set a $13.00 price target on Dynegy and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a hold rating and set a $12.10 price target on shares of Dynegy in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut Dynegy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dynegy presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $13.46.

Dynegy (NYSE:DYN) traded up $0.30 during trading on Friday, hitting $12.65. The stock had a trading volume of 1,500,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,940,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.40, a current ratio of 1.45 and a quick ratio of 1.03. Dynegy has a 12 month low of $5.84 and a 12 month high of $12.84. The firm has a market cap of $1,780.00, a PE ratio of 35.14 and a beta of 1.82.

In other Dynegy news, major shareholder Ecp Controlco, Llc sold 5,250,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.79, for a total value of $61,897,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 1.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of DYN. Suntrust Banks Inc. acquired a new position in Dynegy in the 4th quarter worth about $135,000. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Dynegy in the 4th quarter worth about $138,000. Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new position in Dynegy in the 3rd quarter worth about $150,000. KBC Group NV acquired a new position in Dynegy in the 3rd quarter worth about $158,000. Finally, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Dynegy in the 3rd quarter worth about $187,000.

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Dynegy Company Profile

Dynegy Inc (Dynegy) is a holding company and conducts the business operations through its subsidiaries. The primary business of Dynegy is the production and sale of electric energy, capacity and ancillary services from the fleet of 18 operating power plants in six states totaling approximately 12,300 megawatt (MW) of generating capacity.

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