Free Trial

Vistra (VST) Competitors

$87.76
-2.80 (-3.09%)
(As of 10:15 AM ET)

VST vs. SO, CEG, AEP, D, EIX, DTE, ETR, FE, PPL, and ES

Should you be buying Vistra stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Vistra include Southern (SO), Constellation Energy (CEG), American Electric Power (AEP), Dominion Energy (D), Edison International (EIX), DTE Energy (DTE), Entergy (ETR), FirstEnergy (FE), PPL (PPL), and Eversource Energy (ES). These companies are all part of the "electric services" industry.

Vistra vs.

Vistra (NYSE:VST) and Southern (NYSE:SO) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, community ranking, analyst recommendations, valuation, media sentiment and institutional ownership.

Vistra pays an annual dividend of $0.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Southern pays an annual dividend of $2.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Vistra pays out 53.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Southern pays out 74.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

90.9% of Vistra shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.1% of Southern shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Vistra shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Southern shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Southern received 238 more outperform votes than Vistra when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 66.51% of users gave Vistra an outperform vote while only 49.95% of users gave Southern an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
VistraOutperform Votes
290
66.51%
Underperform Votes
146
33.49%
SouthernOutperform Votes
528
49.95%
Underperform Votes
529
50.05%

In the previous week, Southern had 4 more articles in the media than Vistra. MarketBeat recorded 19 mentions for Southern and 15 mentions for Vistra. Vistra's average media sentiment score of 1.18 beat Southern's score of 0.51 indicating that Vistra is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Vistra
11 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Southern
9 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Southern has higher revenue and earnings than Vistra. Southern is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vistra, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Vistra$13.41B2.35$1.49B$1.6355.56
Southern$25.25B3.40$3.98B$3.8720.27

Vistra currently has a consensus price target of $87.83, indicating a potential downside of 3.01%. Southern has a consensus price target of $76.36, indicating a potential downside of 2.64%. Given Southern's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Southern is more favorable than Vistra.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vistra
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.14
Southern
1 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.57

Vistra has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southern has a beta of 0.51, indicating that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Southern has a net margin of 16.74% compared to Vistra's net margin of 5.66%. Vistra's return on equity of 24.72% beat Southern's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vistra5.66% 24.72% 2.69%
Southern 16.74%12.07%3.06%

Summary

Southern beats Vistra on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

Get Vistra News Delivered to You Automatically

Sign up to receive the latest news and ratings for VST and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding VST and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
Skip Chart

Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
Skip Chart

VST vs. The Competition

MetricVistraElectric services IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$31.47B$13.48B$12.64B$17.64B
Dividend Yield1.01%4.68%4.17%3.58%
P/E Ratio55.5615.1193.7625.25
Price / Sales2.3525.7925.7814.45
Price / Cash9.137.9817.8819.23
Price / Book11.381.721.884.98
Net Income$1.49B$666.49M$553.65M$976.96M
7 Day Performance4.84%-0.50%-1.20%0.34%
1 Month Performance0.42%-1.60%-0.50%-1.05%
1 Year Performance263.69%2.41%-0.49%8.62%

Vistra Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SO
Southern
4.5106 of 5 stars
$77.94
-0.9%
$76.36
-2.0%
+10.7%$85.22B$25.25B20.1428,100
CEG
Constellation Energy
2.2137 of 5 stars
$198.00
-2.3%
$227.50
+14.9%
+132.7%$62.42B$24.92B26.4413,871Analyst Forecast
Positive News
AEP
American Electric Power
4.3617 of 5 stars
$88.30
-0.5%
$88.92
+0.7%
+5.1%$46.54B$19B16.3817,250Short Interest ↓
Positive News
D
Dominion Energy
3.8442 of 5 stars
$51.44
-1.6%
$51.73
+0.6%
-3.2%$43.09B$14.14B26.5217,700Positive News
EIX
Edison International
4.6234 of 5 stars
$73.96
-0.7%
$77.22
+4.4%
+8.7%$28.46B$16.34B32.4414,375Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↑
DTE
DTE Energy
4.489 of 5 stars
$112.33
-1.1%
$115.44
+2.8%
+1.3%$23.25B$12.75B18.389,950Short Interest ↓
Positive News
ETR
Entergy
4.4102 of 5 stars
$108.46
-1.3%
$114.50
+5.6%
+6.0%$23.16B$11.96B10.8812,177Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↑
FE
FirstEnergy
4.0127 of 5 stars
$38.82
-0.7%
$40.27
+3.7%
-0.3%$22.34B$12.87B22.3112,042Short Interest ↓
PPL
PPL
4.5674 of 5 stars
$28.41
-1.0%
$32.45
+14.2%
+4.9%$20.96B$8.31B27.586,629Ex-Dividend
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
ES
Eversource Energy
4.4614 of 5 stars
$58.58
-0.4%
$66.07
+12.8%
-16.1%$20.64B$11.45B-49.6410,171Positive News

Related Companies and Tools

This page (NYSE:VST) was last updated on 6/13/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

From Our Partners