Vistra Energy Corp. trades as part of the independent utilities industry and is part of the utilities sector. The company CEO is Curtis Morgan. Vistra Energy Corp through its subsidiaries is in electricity market activities including power generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management and retail sales of electricity to end users.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The VST shares had a previous change of -0.98% which opened at 24.14 and closed at 23.86. It moved to an intraday high of 24.34 and a low of 23.75.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, VST shares returned -1.34% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -11.99%. Over three months, it changed -4.56%. In one year it has changed 0.04% and within that year its 52 week high was 27.86 and its 52 week low was 20.84. VST stock is 14.52% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 24.33 and a 50 day moving average of 25.26. Right now, VST stock is trading -1.93% below its 200 day moving average and may be a great opportunity to buy, but should check other technical indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $11.5b with 482.6m shares outstanding and a float of 481.4m shares. Trading volume was 3,463,962 shares and has experienced an average volume of 4,968,079 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Vistra Energy Corp. was -0.27 which ended on 31st of December 2018. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.17. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 0.57 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 0.88).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-03-2019: 0.44
4thQtr 2018Reported 02-28-2019: -0.37
3rdQtr 2018Reported 11-02-2018: 0.61
2ndQtr 2018Reported 08-06-2018: 0.20
1stQtr 2018 -0.71

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Vistra Energy Corp.; the EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 68.40% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Short-interest was 13,691,576, which was 2.84% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 2.51. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.



The beta was calculated to be 0.74.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 2.44%, profit margin is 4.08%, price-to-sales is 1.00 and price-to-book is 1.50.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 2  : Financial Safety Result
 3  : Past Performance Result
 3  : Valuation Result
 3  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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