The Price Target For Vistra Corp. (VST)?

Vistra Corp. (NYSE:VST) finished Wednesday with an addition of $1.97 to close at $19.81, an upside of 11.04 percent. An average of 6,046,300 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $2.23 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 5,063,780 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 3,840,076.

VST stock has increased by 10.06% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $16.51 on 09/29/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/24/21, shares of the company touched a low of $15.47 and a high of $24.20 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -18.14% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

209 days have passed since Vistra Corp. (VST) last reported insider trading activity. Oaktree Capital Group Holdings, who is, most recently acquired $7,204 shares at $16.84 per share on Mar 19. In this transaction, the insider spent $121,315., Oaktree Capital Group Holdings, disposed of 334,249 shares at a price of $21.07 on Jan 25. The insider now owns more than $7,042,626 worth of shares.

Valuation Metrics

Vistra Corp. (VST) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 27.00 for the broader industry and 23.32 for the sector. In the last five years, Vistra Corp.’s PE ratio has ranged between 105.40 and 6.961. The stock’s beta is 0.91. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.81, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.58.

Vistra Corp. pays a $0.60 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 3.03%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Sep. 30, and it was $0.15 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 2 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.0150 reported on Tuesday February 23 2021.

Vistra Corp. will next go ex-dividend on Corp’s. The next dividend payment Vistra Corp. will make is expected to be $16-Dec.

The quick ratio of Vistra Corp. for the three months ended June 29 was 0.80, and the current ratio was 0.90, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.76 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.96 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin 5-year average of 33.3%. Vistra Corp.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 31.27%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at -14.80%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $1.52 billion compared to revenue of $11.44 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Vistra Corp.’s return on assets was -6.20%, compared to -0.3% over the last five years. For the broader industry, ROE averaged -9.90 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated Vistra Corp.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.55 per share, but it turned out to be $0.07, a -87.30% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $520.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $482.52 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Vistra Corp. (VST) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 77.75%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with historical volatility in this time frame at 52.43%.

As of today, VST’s price is $18.21 +12.68% or $2.23 from its 5-day moving average. VST is currently trading +7.43% higher than its 20-day SMA and +18.76% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +4.54% above the SMA50 and +3.61% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 76.22% and 73.59%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.66. With the 14-day stochastic at 97.35% and the average true range at 0.59, the RSI (14) stands at 69.63%. The stock has reached 0.64 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.88.

Analyst Ratings

BofA Securities reiterated its a Buy rating on Vistra Corp. (NYSE: VST), but raised their price target to $23, indicating a potential price increase of 16.1% for the stock.The consensus rating for Vistra Corp. (VST) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell VST, while 1 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 10 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is VST’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $23.00 and $29.00, with a median target of $24.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Vistra Corp. (VST) stock is $24.90.


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