Vistra Energy Corp (VST) Stake Increased by First Wilshire Securities Management Inc.

First Wilshire Securities Management Inc. grew its position in Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) by 4.1% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 356,298 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,196 shares during the quarter. Vistra Energy comprises about 1.8% of First Wilshire Securities Management Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position. First Wilshire Securities Management Inc. owned 0.08% of Vistra Energy worth $6,527,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Vistra Energy by 22.1% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,738,498 shares of the company’s stock valued at $270,008,000 after acquiring an additional 2,671,806 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Vistra Energy by 257.0% in the fourth quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 6,343,801 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,218,000 after acquiring an additional 4,567,046 shares during the period. Citadel Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Vistra Energy by 1,118.3% in the fourth quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 4,699,992 shares of the company’s stock valued at $86,104,000 after acquiring an additional 4,314,196 shares during the period. Luminus Management LLC increased its stake in Vistra Energy by 1,388.0% in the 4th quarter. Luminus Management LLC now owns 4,396,233 shares of the company’s stock worth $80,539,000 after buying an additional 4,100,780 shares during the period. Finally, Lasry Marc purchased a new position in Vistra Energy in the 3rd quarter worth about $63,643,000.

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Shares of Vistra Energy stock opened at $19.68 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.98, a quick ratio of 1.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69. Vistra Energy Corp has a 1 year low of $14.50 and a 1 year high of $21.43. The stock has a market cap of $8,830.31 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.50.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 26th. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.10. Vistra Energy had a negative net margin of 4.68% and a positive return on equity of 6.15%. The company had revenue of $944.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.82 billion. equities research analysts forecast that Vistra Energy Corp will post 0.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

VST has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. UBS raised shares of Vistra Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $21.00 to $27.00 in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Guggenheim reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $20.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vistra Energy presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $21.79.

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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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