Traders Sell Shares of Vistra Energy (VST) on Strength (VST)
Traders sold shares of Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $16.88 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $33.46 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $16.58 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Vistra Energy had the 22nd highest net out-flow for the day. Vistra Energy traded up $0.20 for the day and closed at $20.35
A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on VST shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Sunday, January 21st. Wolfe Research upgraded Vistra Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Guggenheim restated a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $20.00 target price on Vistra Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vistra Energy presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.54.
The stock has a market capitalization of $8,491.83 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -34.49. The company has a quick ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 1.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69.
A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of VST. Aperio Group LLC bought a new stake in Vistra Energy during the third quarter worth $479,000. American Century Companies Inc. bought a new stake in Vistra Energy during the third quarter worth $2,800,000. Prudential Financial Inc. bought a new stake in Vistra Energy during the third quarter worth $417,000. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Vistra Energy by 57.8% during the third quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 32,063 shares of the company’s stock worth $599,000 after acquiring an additional 11,740 shares during the period. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers lifted its holdings in Vistra Energy by 9.0% during the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 231,796 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,332,000 after acquiring an additional 19,142 shares during the period.
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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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