Vistra Corp (NYSE: VST) Could Be Viewed Differently By Investors Because Of These Numbers

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. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Vistra Announces Cash Tender Offer for Remaining TRA Rights.

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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 $41.03 and fluctuated between $41.66 as its day high and $40.78 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Vistra Corp is $14.67B. A total of 2.59 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.51M 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 1 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 14,534 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 40 BUYs and 35 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,007,785 shares during that period but sold 471,539.

In the most recent transaction, Moore Stephanie Zapata sold 107,466 shares of VST for 30.22 per share on Aug 14. After the transaction, the EVP and General Counsel now owns 137,782 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 11, Kirby Carrie Lee sold 149,421 shares at 30.29 per share. VST shares that EVP and Chief Admin. Officer owns now total 160,100.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Moore Stephanie Zapata disposed of 122,662 shares on Aug 11 at a per-share price of $30.57. This resulted in the EVP and General Counsel holding 137,782 shares of VST after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Lagacy Julie A. bought 10,000 shares at $24.84 per share on Jun 21. Company shares held by the Director now total 16,923.

Dividend

The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Vistra Corp pays an annual dividend of $0.84, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.04%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.09. VST’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/19/2023 when it declared a $0.2130 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/29/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/29/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 9/19/2023. The VST stock dividend was $0.2060 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 $44.11 with high estimates of $48.00 and low estimates of $40.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VST has a high of $41.26 and a low of $21.18.

As of this writing, VST has an earnings estimate of -$0.01 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 3 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.41 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.42. The company reported an EPS of $1.17 in the last quarter, which was 42.70% higher than expectations of $0.82.

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. VST’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.32B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $11.01B in debt and $5.84B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $9.68, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $8.29B.

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, 0 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 Buy with a score of 5.00.

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