Media stories about Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) have been trending positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vistra Energy earned a news impact score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1484190445091 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Vistra Energy (NYSE VST) traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $17.96. The stock had a trading volume of 4,424,102 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,164,542. Vistra Energy has a 52 week low of $14.50 and a 52 week high of $21.20. The company has a market cap of $7,690.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 0.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 1.92 and a current ratio of 2.18.

VST has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vistra Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. SunTrust Banks set a $20.00 price objective on Vistra Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Evercore ISI started coverage on Vistra Energy in a research note on Friday, October 20th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $21.50 price objective on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada started coverage on Vistra Energy in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $21.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Bank of America started coverage on Vistra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $22.00 price objective on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Vistra Energy has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.38.

In related news, insider Curtis A. Morgan acquired 19,094 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $18.34 per share, for a total transaction of $350,183.96. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO J William Holden III bought 1,800 shares of Vistra Energy stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $19.19 per share, for a total transaction of $34,542.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders bought 42,344 shares of company stock worth $771,114.

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About Vistra Energy

Vistra Energy Corp, formerly TCEH Corp. is a holding company. The Company is an energy company, which is focused on energy and power generation markets through operation as a generator and retailer of electricity in Texas market. Its portfolio of businesses consists primarily of Luminant and TXU Energy.

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