Media coverage about Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) has been trending positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vistra Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2524088958971 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on VST shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Sunday, January 21st. Wolfe Research upgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Royal Bank of Canada began coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $21.00 price target for the company. Bank of America assumed coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $22.00 price target for the company. Finally, Evercore ISI assumed coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Friday, October 20th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $21.50 target price for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.38.
Vistra Energy (VST) traded down $0.01 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $18.24. 1,167,734 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,999,485. Vistra Energy has a 12 month low of $14.50 and a 12 month 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, insider Curtis A. Morgan acquired 19,094 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $18.34 per share, for a total transaction of $350,183.96. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Brian K. Ferraioli acquired 5,750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $17.27 per share, for a total transaction of $99,302.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders purchased 42,144 shares of company stock valued at $767,312.
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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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