Looking Closely at the Growth Curve for Vistra Corp. (VST)

Vistra Corp. (NYSE:VST) went up by 0.61% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $23.46. The company’s stock price has collected 8.06% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported 12 hours ago that Utility Stock Drops 25%, Showing Impact of Texas Deep Freeze

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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 12.83 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for VST is at 0.96. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 10 analysts out of 12 who provided ratings for Vistra Corp. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $28.45, which is $5.4 above the current price. VST currently public float of 487.84M and currently shorts hold a 1.41% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of VST was 3.89M shares.

VST’s Market Performance

VST stocks went up by 8.06% for the week, with a monthly jump of 8.78% and a quarterly performance of 23.79%, while its annual performance rate touched -1.62%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.01% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.82% for Vistra Corp.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 8.57% for VST stocks with a simple moving average of 19.39% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of VST

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for VST stocks, with BofA Securities repeating the rating for VST by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for VST in the upcoming period, according to BofA Securities is $19 based on the research report published on December 17th of the previous year 2020.

Seaport Global Securities, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see VST reach a price target of $24. The rating they have provided for VST stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on June 09th, 2020.

VST Trading at 13.87% 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 -1.75% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.82%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.01%, as shares surge +8.01% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +21.64% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, VST rose by +8.06%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +26.44% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $21.32. In addition, Vistra Corp. saw 17.24% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at VST starting from Oaktree Capital Group Holdings, who sale 334,249 shares at the price of $21.07 back on Jan 25. After this action, Oaktree Capital Group Holdings now owns 29,943,806 shares of Vistra Corp., valued at $7,042,626 using the latest closing price.

FERRAIOLI BRIAN K, the Director of Vistra Corp., purchase 3,000 shares at $17.44 during a trade that took place back on Dec 21, which means that FERRAIOLI BRIAN K is holding 3,000 shares at $52,320 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 11.10, with 3.40 for asset returns.

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.

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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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