HPM Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm acquired 10,345 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $245,000.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of VST. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Vistra Energy by 49.8% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 21,915,834 shares of the company’s stock worth $518,529,000 after purchasing an additional 7,285,794 shares during the period. FMR LLC boosted its position in Vistra Energy by 56.9% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 19,855,248 shares of the company’s stock valued at $469,775,000 after buying an additional 7,199,689 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA purchased a new position in Vistra Energy in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $134,639,000. Boston Partners purchased a new position in Vistra Energy in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $78,674,000. Finally, Jennison Associates LLC purchased a new position in Vistra Energy in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $73,754,000.

VST has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Vistra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 13th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Monday, August 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vistra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.25.

Shares of Vistra Energy stock traded up $0.01 during trading on Friday, hitting $24.22. 4,884,758 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,676,413. The stock has a market cap of $12.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.23 and a beta of -0.20. Vistra Energy Corp has a 12-month low of $14.43 and a 12-month high of $26.29. The company has a current ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.40.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 6th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $2.57 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.51 billion. Vistra Energy had a negative net margin of 8.24% and a positive return on equity of 6.72%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 98.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.06) EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that Vistra Energy Corp will post 1.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Vistra Energy Company Profile

Vistra Energy Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the integrated power business in Texas. The company operates through Wholesale Generation and Retail Electricity segments. The Wholesale Generation segment engages in the electricity generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management, fuel production, and fuel logistics management activities.

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