Vistra Energy (VST) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vistra Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.457181935018 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of research firms recently weighed in on VST. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vistra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. Citigroup began coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $22.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Royal Bank of Canada assumed coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $21.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Vistra Energy to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Vistra Energy currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $19.88.

Shares of Vistra Energy (NYSE VST) traded down $0.11 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $18.35. 2,610,822 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,715,372. Vistra Energy has a fifty-two week low of $14.50 and a fifty-two week high of $21.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,880.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 0.33. 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 quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ 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 for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.93 billion. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Vistra Energy will post 0.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Brian K. Ferraioli acquired 5,750 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The stock was bought at an average price of $17.27 per share, with a total value of $99,302.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider James A. Burke sold 12,621 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.27, for a total transaction of $243,206.67. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders acquired 46,944 shares of company stock valued at $856,600 in the last ninety days.

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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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