Recent Insider Activity Could Benefit Vistra Corp. (VST)


Vistra Corp.’s filing revealed that its EVP and General Counsel Moore Stephanie Zapata unloaded Company’s shares for reported $3.25 million on Aug 14. In the deal valued at $30.22 per share,107,466 shares were sold. As a result of this transaction, Moore Stephanie Zapata now holds 137,782 shares worth roughly $ 4.38 million.

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Then, Kirby Carrie Lee sold 149,421 shares, generating $4,526,261 in total proceeds. Upon selling the shares at $30.29, the EVP and Chief Admin. Officer now owns 160,100 shares.

Before that, Moore Stephanie Zapata sold 122,662 shares. Vistra Corp. shares valued at $3,749,437 were divested by the EVP and General Counsel at a price of $30.57 per share. As a result of the transaction, Moore Stephanie Zapata now holds 137,782 shares, worth roughly $4.38 million.

BofA Securities reiterated its Vistra Corp. [VST] rating to a Buy in a research note published on Friday, September 30, 2021; the price target was $23. PT values the company’s stock at a premium of -38.22 to its Friday closing price.

Price Performance Review of VST

On Friday, Vistra Corp. [NYSE:VST] saw its stock jump 1.18% to $31.79. On the same session, the stock had its day’s lowest price of $31.59, but rose to a high of $31.99. Over the last five days, the stock has gained 5.54%. Vistra Corp. shares have risen nearly 37.03% since the year began. Nevertheless, the stocks have risen 28.44% over the past one year. While a 52-week high of $31.68 was reached on 09/01/23, a 52-week low of $20.76 was recorded on 03/03/23. SMA at 50 days reached $28.30, while 200 days put it at $24.86. A total of 3.87 million shares were traded, compared to the trading of 5.3 million shares in the previous session.

Levels Of Support And Resistance For VST Stock

The 24-hour chart illustrates a support level at 31.59, which if violated will result in even more drops to 31.39. On the upside, there is a resistance level at 31.99. A further resistance level may holdings at 32.19. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the 14-day chart is 73.83, which indicates overbought technical sentiment, while the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) stands at 1.16, which suggests price will go up in the next trading period. Percent R suggests that price movement has been bullish at 7.94%. Stochastics %K at 93.08% indicates the stock is a selling.

How much short interest is there in Vistra Corp.?

A steep rise in short interest was recorded in Vistra Corp. stocks on Aug 14, 2023, dropping by -1.91 million shares to a total of 8.63 million shares. Yahoo Finance data shows the prior-month short interest on Jul 13, 2023 was 10.54 million shares. There was a decline of -22.13%, which implies that there is a negative sentiment for the stock. In spite of short shares comprising just 2.68% of the overall stock float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) fell to 2.52.

Vistra Corp. [VST] – Who Are The Largest Shareholders?

In filings from The Vanguard Group, Inc., it is revealed that the company now owns 44,322,140 shares, or roughly 11.88% of the outstanding VST shares. In other words, the investor’s shares have fallen by -2,309,498 from its previous 13-F filing of 46631638.0. Additionally, Fidelity Management & Research Co increased 23.73% of its stake after which the total value it holdings stand at $674,695,938. Over the last quarter, Oaktree Capital Management LP sold -6,228,843 shares of Vistra Corp., while BlackRock Fund Advisors sold -1,861,686 shares. At present, LSV Asset Management is holding 8,386,484 shares valued at $235.32 million. Laurion Capital Management LP owned 8,090,665 shares of the company at the time of its most recent 13F filing, worth $227.02 million.

According to FactSet, Vistra Corp.’s share price will average $35.50 in the next year, based on opinions of analysts polled by the firm. This is up nearly 11.39 percent from its previous closing price of $31.42. Analysts expect Vistra Corp. stock to reach the higher price of $40.00, while the lowest price estimate is $31.00. However, 9 analysts have rated VST stock as a Buy in their predictions for 2023.


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