Vistra Energy (VST) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.21

News articles about Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vistra Energy earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.3896993159399 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Vistra Energy (NYSE VST) traded up $0.03 on Friday, reaching $18.57. The company had a trading volume of 2,020,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,653,409. Vistra Energy has a 12-month low of $0.01 and a 12-month high of $21.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 2.18 and a quick ratio of 1.92.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last posted its earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.32. Vistra Energy had a return on equity of 352.77% and a net margin of 416.84%. The firm had revenue of $1.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.93 billion. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Vistra Energy will post 0.41 earnings per share for the current year.

VST has been the subject of several research reports. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Vistra Energy in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $20.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Vistra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Citigroup began coverage on Vistra Energy in a report on Thursday, September 28th. They set a “buy” rating and a $22.00 price target for the company. SunTrust Banks began coverage on Vistra Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $18.00 target price for the company. Finally, Evercore ISI began coverage on Vistra Energy in a report on Friday, October 20th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $21.50 target price for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.88.

In other Vistra Energy news, insider Curtis A. Morgan purchased 19,094 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $18.34 per share, with a total value of $350,183.96. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO J William Holden III purchased 1,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $19.19 per share, for a total transaction of $34,542.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders purchased 46,944 shares of company stock valued at $856,600.

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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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