Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) Shares Sold by Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC

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Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC trimmed its holdings in Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) by 8.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,019,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 94,468 shares during the quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned about 0.21% of Vistra Energy worth $23,070,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in VST. FMR LLC boosted its stake in Vistra Energy by 25.3% in 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. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 24.4% in the first quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 8,095,332 shares of the company’s stock valued at $210,718,000 after buying an additional 1,586,833 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 26.8% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 6,085,941 shares of the company’s stock valued at $137,786,000 after buying an additional 1,284,924 shares during the last quarter. Jennison Associates LLC raised its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 44.9% in the first quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 3,857,047 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,399,000 after buying an additional 1,195,362 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy by 60.2% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 1,354,141 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,657,000 after buying an additional 508,602 shares during the last quarter.

In other news, insider Brookfield Asset Management In sold 1,900,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.75, for a total value of $45,125,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 14.05% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on VST shares. Macquarie set a $33.00 price target on shares of Vistra Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vistra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. ValuEngine cut shares of Vistra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 6th. Morgan Stanley set a $34.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 16th. Finally, Citigroup dropped their target price on shares of Vistra Energy from $36.00 to $31.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, September 9th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Vistra Energy currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.00.

Vistra Energy stock traded up $0.09 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $26.84. The company had a trading volume of 128,020 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,578,450. Vistra Energy Corp has a 1 year low of $20.83 and a 1 year high of $27.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.42, a current ratio of 1.24 and a quick ratio of 1.11. The company has a market capitalization of $13.06 billion, a P/E ratio of -1,339.50, a P/E/G ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 0.56. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $23.99 and its 200-day simple moving average is $24.46.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.41. The business had revenue of $2.83 billion for the quarter. Vistra Energy had a net margin of 6.25% and a return on equity of 7.52%. On average, equities analysts forecast that Vistra Energy Corp will post 2.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 16th will be given a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 13th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.86%. Vistra Energy’s dividend payout ratio is presently -2,500.00%.

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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