Vistra Corp. (NYSE:VST – Get Rating) Director Scott B. Helm purchased 9,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 26th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $26.00 per share, with a total value of $234,000.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 268,201 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,973,226. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.
VST traded up $0.38 during trading on Friday, reaching $26.31. 5,622,708 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,003,616. The company’s 50-day moving average is $24.39 and its two-hundred day moving average is $22.57. The company has a market cap of $11.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.48 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.98. Vistra Corp. has a 12-month low of $15.95 and a 12-month high of $27.10.
Vistra (NYSE:VST – Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 25th. The company reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.14 by ($1.69). The company had revenue of $3.31 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.66 billion. Vistra had a return on equity of 13.60% and a net margin of 4.03%. Equities analysts forecast that Vistra Corp. will post 2.18 earnings per share for the current year.
Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Trustcore Financial Services LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vistra in the 1st quarter valued at about $27,000. Counterpoint Mutual Funds LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vistra in the 4th quarter valued at about $28,000. Rational Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Vistra by 128.0% in the 4th quarter. Rational Advisors LLC now owns 1,245 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,000 after acquiring an additional 699 shares in the last quarter. National Bank of Canada FI purchased a new stake in shares of Vistra in the 4th quarter valued at about $35,000. Finally, 1832 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Vistra in the 1st quarter valued at about $35,000.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vistra from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on Vistra from $30.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $25.57.
About Vistra (Get Rating)
Vistra Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated retail electricity and power generation company. The company operates through six segments: Retail, Texas, East, West, Sunset, and Asset Closure. It retails electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers across 20 states in the United States and the District of Columbia.
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