Vistra Energy (VST) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds
Press coverage about Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vistra Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.3960068160413 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Vistra Energy Corp (VST) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vistra Energy (VST) & Pampa Energia (PAM) Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Vistra Energy Corp. : December 26, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Critical Review: Vistra Energy (VST) versus Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analyzing Vistra Energy (VST) and Spark Energy (SPKE) (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Vistra Energy (VST) traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $18.42. The stock had a trading volume of 3,790,666 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,174,400. Vistra Energy has a twelve month low of $14.50 and a twelve month high of $21.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 2.18 and a quick ratio of 1.92.
Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last announced its earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.32. The business had revenue of $1.83 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.93 billion. Vistra Energy had a return on equity of 352.77% and a net margin of 416.84%. Vistra Energy’s quarterly revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Vistra Energy will post 0.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Bank of America started coverage on Vistra Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $22.00 price objective for the company. Deutsche Bank raised Vistra Energy to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. SunTrust Banks started coverage on Vistra Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. They set a “hold” rating and a $18.00 target price for the company. Evercore ISI started coverage on Vistra Energy in a report on Friday, October 20th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $21.50 target price for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. One equities research 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. Vistra Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.88.
In other Vistra Energy news, CFO J William Holden III purchased 1,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $19.19 per share, with a total value of $34,542.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Curtis A. Morgan purchased 19,094 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $18.34 per share, for a total transaction of $350,183.96. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased 46,544 shares of company stock worth $849,218 over the last three months.
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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