Vistra Corp. (NYSE:VST) saw a downside of -1.84% to close Monday at $17.57 after subtracting -$0.33 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 4,400,300 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $18.33 in the past week. An average of 4,489,575 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,590,708.
VST’s 1-month performance is -4.72% or -$0.87 on its low of $16.51 reached on 09/29/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $15.47 and high of $24.20, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 02/24/21. YTD, VST has lost -10.63% or -$2.09. However, the current price is down -27.40%% from the 52-week high price.
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On Mar 19, 207 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Vistra Corp. (VST). Oaktree Capital Group Holdings () most recently sold 7,204 shares at $16.84 per share on Mar 19. This transaction cost the insider $121,315., Oaktree Capital Group Holdings, sold 334,249 shares at a price of $21.07 on Jan 25.
Vistra Corp. (VST) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 27.00 for the broader industry and 22.89 for the sector. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 105.40 and a low of 6.961. VST stock has a beta of 0.91. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.72 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.41.
Vistra Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share. Its dividend yield is 3.41%. VST’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 30, when it paid $0.15 a share compared with prior rate of $0.15, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 2 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.0150 reported on Tuesday February 23 2021.
It is projected that Vistra Corp.’s next ex-dividend date will be on Corp’s. VST is expected to distribute $16-Dec as its next dividend.
Vistra Corp.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.80, with the current ratio over the same period at 0.90 meaning that VST stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.76, while the total debt to equity was 1.96The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 31.27% while for the period ending June 29; Vistra Corp.’s operating margin was -14.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.52 billion against revenue of $11.44 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected VST to announce $0.55 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.07, representing a -87.30% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $520.0 million. VST stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 20.95 billion, with total debt at $12.22 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $482.52 million
Let’s look briefly at Vistra Corp. (VST) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 49.75% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 20.78%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $17.67, reflecting a +3.23% or $0.55 change from its current price. VST is currently trading -5.54% above its 20-day SMA, +6.29% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -8.25% and -4.87% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 75.32% and 74.28% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.49. The RSI (14) points at 47.47%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 58.24% with the period’s ATR at 0.48. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.44 and 0.47 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Vistra Corp. (NYSE: VST), BofA Securities reiterated its a Buy rating for the company but lifted their price target to $23. Analysts offering their rating for VST stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate VST as a “sell,”, while 1 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 10 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is VST’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $21.00 and a high of $29.00, with their median price target at $24.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Vistra Corp. (VST) stock is $24.20.