Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) COO Sells $240,882.68 in Stock

Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) COO James A. Burke sold 9,788 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.61, for a total transaction of $240,882.68. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

VST traded up $0.30 on Monday, reaching $23.78. 5,504,336 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,912,810. The company has a market cap of $11.84 billion, a PE ratio of 24.77 and a beta of 0.53. Vistra Energy Corp has a twelve month low of $17.70 and a twelve month high of $26.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a current ratio of 1.06.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last posted its earnings results on Friday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.70 by ($0.09). The business had revenue of $3.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.09 billion. Vistra Energy had a positive return on equity of 7.17% and a negative net margin of 5.94%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 76.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.64 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Vistra Energy Corp will post 1.31 earnings per share for the current year.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group grew its position in Vistra Energy by 2,387.3% in the third quarter. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group now owns 2,935 shares of the company’s stock valued at $118,000 after acquiring an additional 2,817 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its position in Vistra Energy by 510.3% in the third quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 4,431 shares of the company’s stock valued at $111,000 after acquiring an additional 3,705 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its position in Vistra Energy by 574.5% in the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 4,735 shares of the company’s stock valued at $112,000 after acquiring an additional 4,033 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Vistra Energy in the second quarter valued at approximately $113,000. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. grew its position in Vistra Energy by 46.5% in the first quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 7,369 shares of the company’s stock valued at $152,000 after acquiring an additional 2,340 shares in the last quarter.

VST has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Deutsche Bank increased their price objective on shares of Vistra Energy from $29.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Monday, August 6th. Citigroup cut their price objective on shares of Vistra Energy from $30.00 to $29.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, October 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Vistra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $26.44.

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Vistra Energy Company Profile

Vistra Energy Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the integrated power business in Texas. The company operates through Wholesale Generation and Retail Electricity segments. The Wholesale Generation segment engages in the electricity generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management, fuel production, and fuel logistics management activities.

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