Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. Buys Shares of 119,594 Vistra Energy Corp (VST)
Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. bought a new position in Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 119,594 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,193,000.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. raised its holdings in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new position in shares of Vistra Energy in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $124,000. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its holdings in Vistra Energy by 1.4% during the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 518,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,687,000 after purchasing an additional 7,100 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc increased its holdings in Vistra Energy by 13.4% during the 3rd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 67,499 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,262,000 after purchasing an additional 7,965 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Kirr Marbach & Co. LLC IN increased its holdings in Vistra Energy by 1.7% during the 3rd quarter. Kirr Marbach & Co. LLC IN now owns 534,622 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,992,000 after purchasing an additional 8,787 shares in the last quarter.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Thursday, February 1st. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Deutsche Bank raised Vistra Energy to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Wolfe Research raised Vistra Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $20.38.
Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.32. The firm had revenue of $1.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.93 billion. Vistra Energy had a return on equity of 352.77% and a net margin of 416.84%. The firm’s revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Vistra Energy Corp will post 0.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director Scott B. Helm acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $18.61 per share, for a total transaction of $93,050.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO J William Holden III acquired 1,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $19.19 per share, for a total transaction of $34,542.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 47,344 shares of company stock worth $864,164 over the last quarter.
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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