Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) Director Bruce Zimmerman acquired 4,000 shares of Vistra Energy stock in a transaction on Friday, June 7th. The shares were bought at an average price of $24.43 per share, for a total transaction of $97,720.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of VST traded down $0.11 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $24.46. The stock had a trading volume of 33,208 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,960,662. Vistra Energy Corp has a fifty-two week low of $20.83 and a fifty-two week high of $27.86. The stock has a market cap of $11.73 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1,225.00, a PEG ratio of 0.87 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.40, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.89.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last announced its earnings results on Friday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.05). Vistra Energy had a return on equity of 4.37% and a net margin of 4.22%. The firm had revenue of $2.92 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.79 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.71) earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 282.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Vistra Energy Corp will post 1.96 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 14th will be issued a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 13th. Vistra Energy’s payout ratio is -2,500.00%.

VST has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Guggenheim restated a “buy” rating and issued a $39.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. Macquarie set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Vistra Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st. Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Monday, March 25th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $35.00 price objective on the stock. Citigroup lifted their price objective on shares of Vistra Energy from $32.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, April 12th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.63.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in VST. Marshall Wace North America L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 192.0% during the first quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. now owns 233,400 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,075,000 after purchasing an additional 153,470 shares during the period. IMS Capital Management acquired a new stake in shares of Vistra Energy during the first quarter worth approximately $1,156,000. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Vistra Energy during the first quarter worth approximately $27,000. FMR LLC raised its position in Vistra Energy by 25.3% during the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 40,527,479 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,054,932,000 after acquiring an additional 8,179,641 shares in the last quarter. Finally, PointState Capital LP raised its position in Vistra Energy by 159.5% during the first quarter. PointState Capital LP now owns 856,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,305,000 after acquiring an additional 526,665 shares in the last quarter.

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About Vistra Energy

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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