Insider Selling: HUDSON SCOTT A, Vistra Corp. [VST] EVP & President Vistra Retail divested 60,000 shares

The buying and selling of stock by a company’s insider give investors a sense that the stock will rise or fall in the future. Vistra Corp. shares valued at $1,532,700 were sold by HUDSON SCOTT A on Sep 19. At $25.55 per share, HUDSON SCOTT A sold 60,000 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 177,070 shares worth approximately $4.33 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, DOBRY ELIZABETH CHRISTINE sold 28,834 shares, netting a total of over 744,148 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $25.81 each, the insider now holds 37,709 shares.

Before that, BARBAS PAUL M had added 8,000 shares to its account. In a trade valued at $199,174, the Director bought Vistra Corp. shares for $24.90 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings increased to 8,000 shares, worth approximately $2.21 million.

As published in a research note from BofA Securities on September 30, 2021, Vistra Corp. [VST] has been retained to a Buy and the price target has been revised to $23. This represents a -6.26% premium over Wednesday’s closing price. Analysts at Guggenheim upgraded the stock from ‘”a Neutral”‘ to ‘”a Buy”‘ outlook in a report released in late July. As of July 09, 2021, BofA Securities has increased its “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” for VST. Earlier on July 09, 2021, BofA Securities upgraded its rating. Their new recommendation was “a Buy” for VST stock which previously was a “a Neutral”.

Analyzing VST’s Price Performance

On Wednesday, Vistra Corp. [NYSE: VST] plunged -1.89% to $24.44. The stock’s lowest price that day was $24.42, but it reached a high of $25.32 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -3.63%. Over the course of the year, Vistra Corp. shares have jumped approximately 7.33%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $27.39 on 06/07/22 and a 52-week low of $20.26 on 02/24/22. A 50-day SMA is recorded $24.73, while a 200-day SMA reached $23.54. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 2.86 million shares from 3.13 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Vistra Corp. (VST)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 24.13, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 23.83. In the upper region, resistance lies at 25.03. The next price resistance is at 25.63. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 44.63 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -0.07, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 90.65%, indicating bearish price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Vistra Corp. subject to short interest?

Stocks of Vistra Corp. saw a sharp rise in short interest on Aug 30, 2022 jumping by 0.28 million shares to 10.68 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Jul 28, 2022 was 10.4 million shares. A jump of 2.62% in short interest reflects a positive sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 2.88 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) jumped to 2.88.

Which companies own the most shares of Vistra Corp. (VST)?

According to The Vanguard Group, Inc. filings, the company currently owns 48,237,437 shares, which is about 11.59% of the total VST shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have appreciated by 1,526,785 from its previous 13-F filing of 46710652.0 shares. With the completion of the buy transaction, Fidelity Management & Research Co’s stake is now worth $672,597,338. Oaktree Capital Management LP reduced a -12.11% interest valued at $628.65 million while Qatar Investment Authority 22,890,145 stake. In its current portfolio, Laurion Capital Management LP holds 9,598,312 shares valued at $237.56 million.

In terms of Vistra Corp. share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $32.70 in the next 12 months, up nearly 32.48% from the previous closing price of $24.91. Analysts anticipate Vistra Corp. stock to reach $35.00 by 2022, with the lowest price target being $30.00. In spite of this, 11 analysts ranked Vistra Corp. stock as a Buy at the end of 2022. On July 07, 2021, Wolfe Research assigned a price target of “an Outperform” to the stock and upgraded coverage with a $25.


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