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There’s No Need To Panic Or Freeze When It Comes 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 intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $1.41, or 5.79%, to $25.75. The Vistra Corp. has recorded 415,230 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Vistra to Create “Vistra Vision,” a Leading Zero-Carbon Generation and Retail Platform, Through the Acquisition of Energy Harbor.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Utilities – Independent Power Producers industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $24.34 and fluctuated between $25.04 as its day high and $24.02 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Vistra Corp. is $9.73B. A total of 7.72 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.71M shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, VST has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 30 BUYs and 28 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 982,582 shares during that period but sold 15,877,509.

In the most recent transaction, HELM SCOTT B bought 10,000 shares of VST for 24.89 per share on Mar 10. After the transaction, the Director now owns 353,201 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 10, BURKE JAMES A bought 8,000 shares at 24.75 per share. VST shares that President and CEO owns now total 393,260.

Among the insiders who bought shares, HELM SCOTT B acquired of 10,000 shares on Mar 09 at a per-share price of $26.28. This resulted in the Director holding 343,201 shares of VST after the transaction. In another insider transaction, BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT IN sold 970,000 shares at $24.53 per share on Dec 01. Company shares held by the now total 12,311,712.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. VST’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/21/2023 when it declared a $0.1980 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/31/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/29/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 12/19/2022. The VST stock dividend was $0.1930 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for VST in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $32.78 with high estimates of $41.00 and low estimates of $29.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VST has a high of $27.39 and a low of $20.76.

As of this writing, VST has an earnings estimate of $4.21 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 1 estimates, with a high estimate of $4.21 per share and a lower estimate of $4.21. The company reported an EPS of -$3.27 in the last quarter, which was -754.00% lower than expectations of $0.5.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 10 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 Hold with a score of 5.00. A total of 9 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 1 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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