These Numbers Show Favorable Signs for Vistra Corp. (VST)

Vistra Corp. (NYSE: VST) is 6.77% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $11.30 and a high of $23.60 in the current 52-week trading range. The VST stock was last observed hovering at around $20.18 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.81% off its average median price target of $30.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 38.26% off the consensus price target high of $34.00 offered by 12 analysts, but current levels are -10.47% lower than the price target low of $19.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $20.99, the stock is 11.68% and 11.80% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 4.28 million and changing 4.01% at the moment leaves the stock 12.14% off its SMA200. VST registered -8.18% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 11.23%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $18.94 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $18.78.

The stock witnessed a 10.77% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 14.82%, and is 6.77% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 3.71% over the week and 2.84% over the month.

Vistra Corp. (VST) has around 1690 employees, a market worth around $9.87B and $11.78B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 11.68 and Fwd P/E is 10.94. Profit margin for the company is 7.60%. Distance from 52-week low is 85.75% and -11.06% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (9.00%).

Vistra Corp. (VST) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Vistra Corp. (VST) is a “Buy”. 12 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.90, where 2 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 10 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Vistra Corp. is expected to release its quarterly report on 04/30/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.69 with sales reaching $3.5B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 16.10% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 0.60% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 22.50% in year-over-year returns.

Vistra Corp. (VST) Top Institutional Holders

595 institutions hold shares in Vistra Corp. (VST), with 1.3M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.26% while institutional investors hold 93.68% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 488.83M, and float is at 487.84M with Short Float at 1.11%. Institutions hold 93.43% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 46.15 million shares valued at $870.39 million. The investor’s holdings represent 9.44% of the VST Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is FMR, LLC with 30.94 million shares valued at $583.57 million to account for 6.33% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Oaktree Capital Management, LP which holds 30.28 million shares representing 6.19% and valued at over $571.04 million, while Blackrock Inc. holds 5.51% of the shares totaling 26.97 million with a market value of $508.64 million.

Vistra Corp. (VST) Insider Activity

A total of 15 insider transactions have happened at Vistra Corp. (VST) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 8 and purchases happening 7 times. The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by FERRAIOLI BRIAN K, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that FERRAIOLI BRIAN K bought 3,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec 21 at a price of $17.44 per share for a total of $52320.0. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 3000.0 shares.

Vistra Corp. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 18 that HELM SCOTT B (Director) bought a total of 10,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 18 and was made at $17.66 per share for $0.18 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.21 million shares of the VST stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Dec 17, HELM SCOTT B (Director) acquired 10,000 shares at an average price of $17.96 for $0.18 million. The insider now directly holds 200,377 shares of Vistra Corp. (VST).

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Vistra Corp. (VST): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include NextEra Energy Partners LP (NEP) that is 51.29% higher over the past 12 months. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -43.78% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 7.75 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.75.

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