Toronto Dominion Bank grew its stake in Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) by 30.0% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 59,035 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 13,639 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Vistra Energy were worth $1,536,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. boosted its position in Vistra Energy by 6.5% in the first quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 9,864 shares of the company’s stock valued at $257,000 after buying an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV raised its stake in shares of Vistra Energy by 1.5% during the first quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 33,448 shares of the company’s stock worth $871,000 after buying an additional 491 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Vistra Energy by 2.1% during the first quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 676,506 shares of the company’s stock worth $17,609,000 after buying an additional 13,629 shares during the last quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System grew its holdings in Vistra Energy by 2.4% during the first quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 506,284 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,179,000 after purchasing an additional 11,720 shares during the period. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in Vistra Energy during the first quarter valued at approximately $39,908,000.

In related news, insider Curtis A. Morgan sold 10,735 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.31, for a total transaction of $271,702.85. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Stephanie Zapata Moore sold 1,198 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.31, for a total transaction of $30,321.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 20,038 shares of company stock valued at $507,162 in the last 90 days. 14.05% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 11th. Bank of America cut shares of Vistra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the company from $26.00 to $32.00 in a report on Monday, May 6th. Citigroup upped their price target on shares of Vistra Energy from $32.00 to $36.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 11th. Finally, Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Monday, March 25th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $35.00 price target for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.63.

VST traded down $0.32 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $24.48. 3,022,335 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,044,275. Vistra Energy Corp has a 1-year low of $20.83 and a 1-year high of $27.86. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1,224.00, a PEG ratio of 0.92 and a beta of 0.60. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.40.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last announced its earnings results on Friday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.05). Vistra Energy had a return on equity of 4.37% and a net margin of 4.22%. The business had revenue of $2.92 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.79 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.71) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 282.1% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts predict that Vistra Energy Corp will post 1.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Investors of record on Friday, June 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.125 per share. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 13th. Vistra Energy’s payout ratio is -2,500.00%.

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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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