The Sell-Side Reaction To Vistra Energy Corp. (VST)’s Recent Shift

Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) shares saw a recent bid of $16.35 and 3.23M shares have exchanged hands in the recent trading session, yielding a 5.35% gain over the past week. The stock price increased 2.19% or $-0.35 versus $16.00 at the end of the prior session. This change led market cap to move at $6.99B, putting the price -24.46% below the 52-week high and 41.24% above the 52-week low. The company’s stock has a normal trading capacity of 1.33M shares while the relative volume is 2.43.

To stay one step ahead we extended our research by comparing different price targets. The stock notched a 12-month high of $18.00 while $21.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are currently evaluating the company, $3 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $16.00, which would be decrease of about -2% of its current value. The mean target of $17.00 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $11.58 a share.

By historical standards, Vistra Energy Corp. remains a cheap stock. The company’s current price-earnings ratio amounts above the average P/E ratio of 9.39 times earnings. For now, Vistra Energy Corp. is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 2.30 with 1 out of 3 analysts rating the stock a buy. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that Vistra Energy Corp. has a 0.81% short float with 15 days to cover. It becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume. Vistra Energy Corp. has far performed well this year, with the share price up 5.48% since January. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is up 16.26%, compared with a gain of nearly 1.11% for 3 months and about 4.94% for the past 30 days.

Last time, the company shocked Wall Street by reporting EPS of $0.18, smashing the consensus of $0.08 per share. Revenue for the quarter also killed consensus, coming in at $1.36B, compared to the consensus of 1.22B. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $0.09. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $0.09 and as low as $0.09 per share. Similarly, full-year EPS forecasts have ranged between $0.30 and $0.61. The mean EPS estimate is $0.41. On the other side, sales forecasts for the current quarter are $1.15B. The stock is expected to report revenue as high as $1.15B and as low as $1.15B per share. Similarly, full-year sales forecasts have ranged between $4.88B and $7.05B. The mean revenue estimate is $5.87B.

Over the last 5 years, Vistra Energy Corp. has a -6.00% revenue growth rate. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at 585.10% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect 20.39% growth rate.

The Sell-Side Reaction To Vistra Energy Corp. (VST)’s Recent Shift was last modified: June 14th, 2017 by Caleb Gerald
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