Vistra Corp. (VST) Reveals an Earnings Mystery

Vistra Corp. (NYSE:VST) went up by 0.56% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $27.96. The company’s stock price has collected -0.11% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 10/01/20 that TXU Energy Donates $100,000 to Texas Food Banks as Pandemic Strain Continues

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Is It Worth Investing in Vistra Corp. (NYSE :VST) Right Now?

Vistra Corp. (NYSE:VST) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 16.01 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for VST is at 0.92. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 11 analysts out of 12 who provided ratings for Vistra Corp. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 1 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $29.55, which is $11.56 above the current price. VST currently public float of 487.46M and currently shorts hold a 1.78% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of VST was 3.21M shares.

VST’s Market Performance

VST stocks went down by -0.11% for the week, with a monthly drop of -6.74% and a quarterly performance of -6.69%, while its annual performance rate touched -31.41%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.00% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.16% for Vistra Corp.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -1.44% for VST stocks with a simple moving average of -7.92% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of VST

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for VST stocks, with Seaport Global Securities repeating the rating for VST by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for VST in the upcoming period, according to Seaport Global Securities is $24 based on the research report published on June 09th of the current year 2020.

Vertical Research gave a rating of “Buy” to VST, setting the target price at $36 in the report published on February 25th of the current year.

VST Trading at -3.88% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought VST to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -35.66% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.16%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.00%, as shares sank -4.05% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -6.11% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, VST fell by -0.11%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -24.85% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $18.22. In addition, Vistra Corp. saw -21.75% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at VST starting from HELM SCOTT B, who purchase 20,000 shares at the price of $18.19 back on Sep 08. After this action, HELM SCOTT B now owns 190,377 shares of Vistra Corp., valued at $363,760 using the latest closing price.

Acosta Arcilia, the Director of Vistra Corp., purchase 10,000 shares at $19.58 during a trade that took place back on Jun 22, which means that Acosta Arcilia is holding 21,001 shares at $195,800 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for VST

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +14.42 for the present operating margin
  • +22.25 for the gross margin

The net margin for Vistra Corp. stands at +8.07. The total capital return value is set at 8.61, while invested capital returns managed to touch 5.03. Equity return is now at value 7.20, with 2.10 for asset returns.

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Based on Vistra Corp. (VST), the company’s capital structure generated 142.23 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 58.72. Total debt to assets is 42.53, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 128.42. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 53.02.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 835.00M with total debt to EBITDA at 3.25. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.94, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.51. The receivables turnover for the company is 9.38 and the total asset turnover is 0.44. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.90.

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