Press coverage about Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vistra Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.7093617407928 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
VST has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Vistra Energy to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $22.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Guggenheim restated a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vistra Energy currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.38.
Vistra Energy (NYSE VST) traded down $0.07 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $18.18. 423,256 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,983,053. 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.
In other Vistra Energy news, CFO J William Holden III acquired 1,800 shares of Vistra Energy stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $19.19 per share, for a total transaction of $34,542.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, COO James A. Burke acquired 13,500 shares of Vistra Energy stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $18.24 per share, with a total value of $246,240.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 42,144 shares of company stock valued at $767,312 over the last quarter.
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About Vistra Energy
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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