Royal Bank of Canada started coverage on shares of Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) in a research report released on Wednesday morning, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm issued an outperform rating and a $21.00 target price on the stock.

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on VST. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vistra Energy from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. They issued an outperform rating and a $20.00 price objective on the stock. Evercore ISI initiated coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Friday, October 20th. They issued an outperform rating and a $21.50 price objective on the stock. SunTrust Banks initiated coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. They issued a hold rating and a $18.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Guggenheim initiated coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. They issued a buy rating and a $20.00 price objective on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vistra Energy has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $19.88.

Shares of Vistra Energy (NYSE VST) opened at $17.98 on Wednesday. Vistra Energy has a 52 week low of $0.01 and a 52 week high of $21.20. The company has a current ratio of 2.18, a quick ratio of 1.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping 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 net margin of 416.84% and a return on equity of 352.77%. The business’s revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Vistra Energy will post 0.41 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Brian K. Ferraioli purchased 5,750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The shares were bought at an average price of $17.27 per share, for a total transaction of $99,302.50. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Scott B. Helm purchased 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $18.61 per share, for a total transaction of $93,050.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 46,344 shares of company stock worth $845,620.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new stake in Vistra Energy during the third quarter valued at $124,000. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado acquired a new stake in Vistra Energy during the second quarter valued at $127,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC acquired a new stake in Vistra Energy during the second quarter valued at $182,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in Vistra Energy during the third quarter valued at $187,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in Vistra Energy during the third quarter valued at $204,000.

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Vistra Energy Company 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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