Major Brokerage Firms Issue Research Notes on Vistra Corp. (VST)


Vistra Corp. (NYSE:VST) saw an upside of 1.47% to close Tuesday at $22.83 after adding $0.33 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 3,257,080 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $22.89 in the past week and touched a new high 3 times within the past 5 days. An average of 3,145,295 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,245,468.

VST’s 1-month performance is -5.54% or -$1.04 on its low of $21.25 reached on 01/19/23. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $20.26 and high of $27.39, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/03/23. YTD, VST has lost -1.59% or -$0.37 and has reached a new high 1 time. However, the current price is down -16.65% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

VST stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Dec 01.BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT IN () most recently sold 970,000 shares at $24.53 per share on Dec 01. This transaction cost the insider $23,794,100., BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT IN, sold 970,000 shares at a price of $24.53 on Dec 01. Then, on Nov 30, BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT IN sold 2,135,176 shares at a price of $24.09 per share. This transaction amounted to $51,436,390.

Valuation Metrics

VST stock has a beta of 0.95. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.68 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 2.64.

Vistra Corp.’s quick ratio for the period ended September 29 was 1.10, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.10. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending September 29 was 3.40, while the total debt to equity was 3.59. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at -$1.51 billion against revenue of $12.08 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending September 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 98.89% to $631.0 million, while revenue of -$1.4 billion was 322.19% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected VST to announce $1.58 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.51, representing a -4.40% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $1.42 billion. VST stock balance sheet for the quarter ending September 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 29.57 billion, with total debt at $12.98 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $397.95 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 24 January was 55.30% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 28.57%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $22.01, reflecting a +3.07% or $0.68 change from its current price. VST is currently trading -3.06% above its 20-day SMA, -5.58% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by -3.06% and SMA200 by-4.88%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 55.61% and 31.11% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.61. The RSI (14) points at 50.74%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 85.64% with the period’s ATR at 0.61. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.17 and 0.07 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

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. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 9 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 $28.00 and a high of $35.00, with their median price target at $31.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Vistra Corp. (VST) stock is $31.22.


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