Wolfe Research upgraded shares of Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note released on Thursday morning, The Fly reports.

VST has been the subject of several other reports. SunTrust Banks restated a hold rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vistra Energy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Vistra Energy to a buy rating and set a $21.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Citigroup assumed coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Thursday, September 28th. They set a buy rating and a $22.00 target price for the company. Finally, Bank of America assumed coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a buy rating and a $22.00 target price for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Vistra Energy presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $19.88.

Shares of Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) opened at $19.49 on Thursday. 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 has a 1 year low of $0.01 and a 1 year high of $21.20.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.32. Vistra Energy had a net margin of 416.84% and a return on equity of 352.77%. The business had revenue of $1.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.93 billion. Vistra Energy’s revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Vistra Energy will post 0.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, COO James A. Burke purchased 13,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $18.24 per share, with a total value of $246,240.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Curtis A. Morgan purchased 19,094 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $18.34 per share, with a total value of $350,183.96. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have bought 47,144 shares of company stock valued at $860,320.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new position in Vistra Energy in the third quarter worth about $124,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new position in Vistra Energy in the third quarter worth about $187,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new position in Vistra Energy in the second quarter worth about $182,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new position in Vistra Energy in the third quarter worth about $204,000. Finally, D.A. Davidson & CO. bought a new position in Vistra Energy in the third quarter worth about $214,000.

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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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