Chart Of The Day: Vistra Energy - Rising Energy Consumption

  • 100% technical buy signals
  • 18 new highs and up 41.00% in the last month
  • 184.40+ Weighted Alpha

The Chart of the Day belongs to the utility company Vistra Energy (VST). I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening functions to find stocks with the highest technical buy signals, highest Weighted Alpha, superior current momentum and having a Trend Seeker buy signal then used the Flipchart  feature to review the charts for consistent price appreciation. Since the Trend Seeker signaled a buy on 11/ 2 the stock gained 74.52%.

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VST Price vs Daily Moving Averages

Vistra Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated retail electricity and power generation company. The company operates through six segments: Retail, Texas, East, West, Sunset, and Asset Closure. It retails electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers across states in the United States and the District of Columbia. In addition, the company is involved in the electricity generation, wholesale energy purchases and sales, commodity risk management, fuel production, and fuel logistics management activities. It serves approximately 4 million customers with a generation capacity of approximately 37,000 megawatts with a portfolio of natural gas, nuclear, coal, solar, and battery energy storage facilities. The company was formerly known as Vistra Energy Corp. and changed its name to Vistra Corp. in July 2020. Vistra Corp. was founded in 1882 and is based in Irving, Texas.

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Barchart Technical Indicators:

  • 100% technical buy signals
  • 184.40+ Weighted Alpha
  • 130.88% gain in the last year
  • Trend Seeker buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 18 new highs and up 41.00% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 86.21%
  • Technical support level at $58.05
  • Recently traded at $60.49 with 50 day moving average of $44.44


Fundamental Factors:

  • Market Cap $121.04 billion
  • P/E 44.06
  • Dividend yield 1.36%
  • Wall Street projects Revenue will grow .90% this year and grow another 4.10% next year
  • Earnings are estimated to increase 15.90% this year, increase an additional .20% next year and continue to compound at an annual rate of 140.40% for the next 5 years


Analysts and Investor Sentiment -- I don't buy stocks because everyone else is buying but I do realize that if major firms and investors are dumping a stock it's hard to make money swimming against the tide:

  • Wall Street analysts issued 3 strong buy, 2 buy and 2 hold recommendations this month
  • Analysts price targets are $26 to $63 - very wide range for a utility and a consensus price target if $50  for a 17% loss.  This make no sense with all the strong buy and buy ratings
  • The individual investors following the stock on Motley Fool voted 3  to 0 for the stock to beat the market with the most experienced investors voting 1 to 0  for the same result
  • Value Line rates the stock it's highest average rating of 1 and has a price target of $41 for an 30% loss  This makes no sense either
  • CFRAs MarketScope has a buy rating
  • 10,960 investors monitor the stock on Seeking Alpha

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