News stories about Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE:VST) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vistra Energy Corp. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.6297750388801 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Vistra Energy Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VST-US : November 23, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Dynegy Sells Massachusetts Coal Facility, Merger in Progress (finance.yahoo.com)
- After acquisition by Irving company, Dynegy to sell retired power plant (bizjournals.com)
- Head-To-Head Analysis: Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) versus Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (EOCC) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Luminant cuts about 600 jobs as it closes Texas coal plants (marketbeat.com)
Shares of Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) traded up $0.54 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $19.44. The stock had a trading volume of 3,314,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,822,302. The company has a current ratio of 2.18, a quick ratio of 1.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. Vistra Energy Corp. has a 1-year low of $14.50 and a 1-year high of $21.20.
Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE:VST) last issued its earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.32. Vistra Energy Corp. had a return on equity of 352.77% and a net margin of 416.84%. The business had revenue of $1.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.93 billion. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Vistra Energy Corp. will post 0.41 EPS for the current year.
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on VST shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vistra Energy Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Citigroup Inc. assumed coverage on Vistra Energy Corp. in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $22.00 price objective for the company. Guggenheim assumed coverage on Vistra Energy Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $20.00 target price on the stock. Bank of America Corporation assumed coverage on Vistra Energy Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $22.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised Vistra Energy Corp. to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vistra Energy Corp. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.68.
In other Vistra Energy Corp. news, Director Scott B. Helm bought 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $18.61 per share, with a total value of $93,050.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider James A. Burke sold 12,621 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was 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. Insiders have bought a total of 5,400 shares of company stock worth $100,650 in the last three months.
About Vistra Energy Corp.
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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