Vistra Energy Corp (VST) Stake Increased by State of Wisconsin Investment Board
State of Wisconsin Investment Board lifted its position in Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) by 361.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 226,615 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 177,479 shares during the quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board’s holdings in Vistra Energy were worth $4,052,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. US Bancorp DE grew its stake in shares of Vistra Energy by 11.3% in the 4th quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 25,460 shares of the company’s stock worth $466,000 after acquiring an additional 2,586 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC grew its position in Vistra Energy by 10.4% during the fourth quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 28,307 shares of the company’s stock valued at $519,000 after buying an additional 2,666 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. grew its position in Vistra Energy by 17.0% during the third quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 23,717 shares of the company’s stock valued at $443,000 after buying an additional 3,450 shares during the period. D.A. Davidson & CO. grew its position in Vistra Energy by 39.5% during the fourth quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 16,011 shares of the company’s stock valued at $293,000 after buying an additional 4,533 shares during the period. Finally, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. bought a new position in Vistra Energy during the fourth quarter valued at about $114,000.
Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Tuesday. UBS Group assumed coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $21.00 price target for the company. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Guggenheim restated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, January 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.04.
Shares of Vistra Energy Corp (VST) opened at $19.59 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $8,119.08 and a PE ratio of -33.20. Vistra Energy Corp has a fifty-two week low of $14.50 and a fifty-two week high of $21.20. The company has a current ratio of 1.98, a quick ratio of 1.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69.
Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 26th. The company reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $944.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.82 billion. Vistra Energy had a negative net margin of 4.68% and a positive return on equity of 6.15%. equities research analysts anticipate that Vistra Energy Corp will post 0.89 EPS for the current year.
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Vistra Energy Profile
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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