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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Street Is Finally Waking Up To Vistra Corp. (NYSE: VST)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Vistra Corp. (VST) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $22.15. The Vistra Corp. has recorded 144,606 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed TXU Energy Donates $150,000 to Fight Hunger, Make the Season Bright for Texans.

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Stocks Info

Vistra Corp. is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Utilities sector and is a part of the Utilities – Independent Power Producers industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $22.15 and fluctuated between $22.77 as its day high and $22.14 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Vistra Corp. is $8.94B. A total of 3.59 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.47M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, VST has seen 4 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 35,000 and the disposition of 1,940,000 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 44 BUYs and 55 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,673,456 shares during that period but sold 11,810,381.

In the most recent transaction, BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT IN sold 970,000 shares of VST for 24.53 per share on Dec 01. After the transaction, the now owns 12,311,712 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 01, BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT IN sold 970,000 shares at 24.53 per share. VST shares that owns now total 12,311,712.

Among the insiders who sold shares, BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT IN disposed of 2,135,176 shares on Nov 30 at a per-share price of $24.09. This resulted in the holding 13,281,712 shares of VST after the transaction. In another insider transaction, BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT IN sold 2,135,176 shares at $24.09 per share on Nov 30. Company shares held by the now total 13,281,712.


It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. VST’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/19/2022 when it declared a $0.1930 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/29/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/30/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 9/20/2022. The VST stock dividend was $0.1840 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for VST in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $31.33 with high estimates of $35.00 and low estimates of $28.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VST has a high of $27.39 and a low of $20.26.

As of this writing, VST has an earnings estimate of $1.18 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 3 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.16 per share and a lower estimate of $0.54. The company reported an EPS of -$0.72 in the last quarter, which was -580.00% lower than expectations of $0.15.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 9 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for VST is Overweight with a score of 5.00. A total of 9 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 0 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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