Vistra Energy (VST) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vistra Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.7817386199222 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Vistra Energy (VST) traded up $0.03 on Friday, hitting $18.57. The stock had a trading volume of 2,015,211 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,653,409. Vistra Energy has a 1-year low of $14.50 and a 1-year high of $21.20. The company has a quick ratio of 1.92, a current ratio of 2.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.32. The business had revenue of $1.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.93 billion. Vistra Energy had a return on equity of 352.77% and a net margin of 416.84%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Vistra Energy will post 0.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms recently commented on VST. Bank of America began coverage on Vistra Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $22.00 price target for the company. Deutsche Bank raised Vistra Energy to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. SunTrust Banks started coverage on Vistra Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $18.00 price target for the company. Evercore ISI started coverage on Vistra Energy in a research note on Friday, October 20th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $21.50 target price for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. One research 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. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $19.88.

In related news, insider Curtis A. Morgan bought 19,094 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $18.34 per share, for a total transaction of $350,183.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider James A. Burke sold 12,621 shares of Vistra Energy stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.27, for a total value of $243,206.67. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders purchased 46,944 shares of company stock valued at $856,600.

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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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