Hancock Whitney Corp Increases Position in Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST)

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Hancock Whitney Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) by 1.9% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 100,275 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,895 shares during the quarter. Hancock Whitney Corp’s holdings in Vistra Energy were worth $2,305,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in VST. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. bought a new stake in Vistra Energy in the third quarter valued at about $35,000. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC increased its holdings in Vistra Energy by 128.8% in the fourth quarter. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC now owns 2,455 shares of the company’s stock valued at $56,000 after buying an additional 1,382 shares during the last quarter. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt increased its holdings in Vistra Energy by 40.0% in the fourth quarter. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt now owns 4,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $97,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc increased its holdings in Vistra Energy by 362.3% in the fourth quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 5,672 shares of the company’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 4,445 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in Vistra Energy in the second quarter valued at about $177,000. 95.85% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of VST stock opened at $23.29 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38. The business has a 50 day moving average of $22.64 and a two-hundred day moving average of $24.65. Vistra Energy Corp has a 52 week low of $21.33 and a 52 week high of $27.96. The company has a market cap of $11.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.29, a PEG ratio of 0.43 and a beta of 0.48.

A number of equities analysts have commented on VST shares. Bank of America upgraded Vistra Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 11th. Finally, Evercore ISI restated a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 target price on shares of Vistra Energy in a research note on Monday, November 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $31.63.

In other Vistra Energy news, major shareholder Brookfield Asset Management In sold 20,801,471 shares of Vistra Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.09, for a total value of $501,107,436.39. Insiders own 14.05% of the company’s stock.

Vistra Energy 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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