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Is a Correction Looming Ahead for Vistra Corp. (VST)

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Vistra Corp. (NYSE:VST) went down by -3.23% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $24.20. The company’s stock price has collected -4.46% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 08/19/21 that Vistra Completes Expansion of Battery Energy Storage System at its Flagship California Facility

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Plus, the 36-month beta value for VST is at 0.87. 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 $24.10, which is $5.9 above the current price. VST currently public float of 480.73M and currently shorts hold a 2.00% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of VST was 3.51M shares.

VST’s Market Performance

VST stocks went down by -4.46% for the week, with a monthly drop of -2.17% and a quarterly performance of -2.23%, while its annual performance rate touched -4.61%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.89% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.23% for Vistra Corp.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -3.27% for VST stocks with a simple moving average of -3.31% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of VST

BofA Securities, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see VST reach a price target of $23. The rating they have provided for VST stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on July 09th, 2021.

BofA Securities gave a rating of “Buy” to VST, setting the target price at $23 in the report published on July 09th 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 -25.62% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.23%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.89%, as shares surge +0.11% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -5.46% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, VST fell by -4.46%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -7.55% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $18.61. In addition, Vistra Corp. saw -8.44% 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 5,000 shares at the price of $17.98 back on Aug 19. After this action, HELM SCOTT B now owns 249,010 shares of Vistra Corp., valued at $89,890 using the latest closing price.

FERRAIOLI BRIAN K, the Director of Vistra Corp., purchase 8,000 shares at $15.94 during a trade that took place back on May 17, which means that FERRAIOLI BRIAN K is holding 20,000 shares at $127,544 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for VST

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +13.40 for the present operating margin
  • +22.61 for the gross margin

The net margin for Vistra Corp. stands at +5.75. The total capital return value is set at 7.90, while invested capital returns managed to touch 3.53. Equity return is now at value -22.00, with -6.20 for asset returns.

Based on Vistra Corp. (VST), the company’s capital structure generated 118.17 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 54.16. Total debt to assets is 39.24, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 113.26. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 51.91.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.73, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.52. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.37 and the total asset turnover is 0.43. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.13.

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