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Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE:VST) stock went on an upward path that rose over 1.31% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 0.50%. Over the last 12 months, VST stock rose by 8.31%. The one-year VST stock forecast points to a potential downside of -0.27, with the average price target set at $33.50 per share. The average equity rating for VST stock is currently 1.60, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for VST stock reached $12.94 billion, with 491.33 million shares outstanding and 486.58 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.36M shares, VST reached a trading volume of 10478802 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Vistra Energy Corp. (VST)?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VST shares is $33.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on VST stock is a recommendation set at 1.60. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

BofA/Merrill have made an estimate for Vistra Energy Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on November 07, 2019. The new note on the price target was released on May 08, 2019, representing the official price target for Vistra Energy Corp. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $26 to $32, while Credit Suisse kept a Outperform rating on VST stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Vistra Energy Corp. is set at 0.50, with the Price to Sales ratio for VST stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.12. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.66, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.44. Price to Free Cash Flow for VST in the course of the last twelve months was 5.85 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.90.

How has VST stock performed recently?

Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.50. With this latest performance, VST shares dropped by -1.20% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 6.17% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 8.31% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for VST stock in for the last two-week period is set at 45.90, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.67, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.39 for Vistra Energy Corp. (VST). The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 26.66, while it was recorded at 26.15 for the last single week of trading, and 25.10 for the last 200 days.

Vistra Energy Corp. (VST): Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) shares currently have an operating margin of +13.46 and a Gross Margin at +22.33. Vistra Energy Corp.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -0.54.

Return on Total Capital for VST is now 9.01, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -0.37. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -0.76, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.27. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 145.03. Additionally, VST Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 59.19, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 43.82. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 138.29, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 56.44.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) managed to generate an average of -$10,237 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 12.04 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.49. Vistra Energy Corp.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

Earnings analysis for Vistra Energy Corp. (VST)

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Vistra Energy Corp. posted -0.37/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.5/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -174.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for VST. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Vistra Energy Corp. go to 14.20%.

Insider trade positions for Vistra Energy Corp. (VST)

There are presently around $13,585 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VST stocks are: BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT INC. with ownership of 64,432,777, which is approximately -2.957% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; FMR LLC, holding 40,085,422 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.0 billion in VST stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $959.0 million in VST stock with ownership of nearly 0.065% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Vistra Energy Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 208 institutional holders increased their position in Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE:VST) by around 56,944,459 shares. Additionally, 159 investors decreased positions by around 46,235,324 shares, while 46 investors held positions by with 419,312,680 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 522,492,463 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VST stock had 76 new institutional investments in for a total of 17,979,827 shares, while 41 institutional investors sold positions of 7,803,249 shares during the same period.

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