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MA: $17.63
$19.52
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$24.20
Volume110,257 shs
Average Volume6.07 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.63 billion
P/E Ratio15.32
Dividend Yield3.37%
Beta0.93

Competitors

Vistra (NYSE:VST) Vs. ES, DTE, EIX, PPL, ETR, and FTS

Should you be buying VST stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "electric services" are considered alternatives and competitors to Vistra, including Eversource Energy (ES), DTE Energy (DTE), Edison International (EIX), PPL (PPL), Entergy (ETR), and Fortis (FTS).

Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) and Vistra (NYSE:VST) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Eversource Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Vistra pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Eversource Energy pays out 69.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Vistra pays out 29.0% 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. Eversource Energy has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Vistra has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Vistra is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

76.8% of Eversource Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.2% of Vistra shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Eversource Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Vistra shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Eversource Energy and Vistra's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Eversource Energy$8.53 billion3.65$909.05 million$3.4526.30
Vistra$11.81 billion0.73$928 million$2.078.66

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Eversource Energy and Vistra, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Eversource Energy26402.17
Vistra02602.75

Eversource Energy currently has a consensus price target of $91.4167, indicating a potential upside of 0.45%. Vistra has a consensus price target of $25.50, indicating a potential upside of 43.50%. Given Vistra's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vistra is more favorable than Eversource Energy.

Profitability

This table compares Eversource Energy and Vistra's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Eversource Energy13.57%8.88%2.83%
Vistra4.98%8.57%2.57%

Risk and Volatility

Eversource Energy has a beta of 0.28, meaning that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vistra has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Vistra beats Eversource Energy on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE) and Vistra (NYSE:VST) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares DTE Energy and Vistra's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
DTE Energy$12.67 billion2.16$1.17 billion$6.3022.43
Vistra$11.81 billion0.73$928 million$2.078.66

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for DTE Energy and Vistra, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
DTE Energy05802.62
Vistra02602.75

DTE Energy presently has a consensus target price of $133.75, suggesting a potential downside of 5.44%. Vistra has a consensus target price of $25.50, suggesting a potential upside of 43.50%. Given Vistra's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vistra is more favorable than DTE Energy.

Dividends

DTE Energy pays an annual dividend of $4.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Vistra pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. DTE Energy pays out 68.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Vistra pays out 29.0% 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. DTE Energy has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Vistra has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Vistra is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares DTE Energy and Vistra's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
DTE Energy11.30%11.43%3.18%
Vistra4.98%8.57%2.57%

Volatility & Risk

DTE Energy has a beta of 0.55, suggesting that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vistra has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.6% of DTE Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.2% of Vistra shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of DTE Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Vistra shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

DTE Energy beats Vistra on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Edison International (NYSE:EIX) and Vistra (NYSE:VST) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Edison International and Vistra's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Edison International3.23%10.57%2.51%
Vistra4.98%8.57%2.57%

Dividends

Edison International pays an annual dividend of $2.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Vistra pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Edison International pays out 56.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Vistra pays out 29.0% 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. Edison International has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Vistra has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Edison International and Vistra's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Edison International$12.35 billion1.89$1.41 billion$4.7013.11
Vistra$11.81 billion0.73$928 million$2.078.66

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

Risk & Volatility

Edison International has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vistra has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.6% of Edison International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.2% of Vistra shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Edison International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Vistra shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Edison International and Vistra, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Edison International03702.70
Vistra02602.75

Edison International presently has a consensus target price of $69.00, suggesting a potential upside of 12.09%. Vistra has a consensus target price of $25.50, suggesting a potential upside of 43.50%. Given Vistra's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Vistra is more favorable than Edison International.

Summary

Edison International beats Vistra on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

PPL (NYSE:PPL) and Vistra (NYSE:VST) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for PPL and Vistra, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
PPL09602.40
Vistra02602.75

PPL currently has a consensus price target of $34.25, indicating a potential upside of 18.14%. Vistra has a consensus price target of $25.50, indicating a potential upside of 43.50%. Given Vistra's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Vistra is more favorable than PPL.

Volatility & Risk

PPL has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vistra has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares PPL and Vistra's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
PPL21.93%13.76%3.91%
Vistra4.98%8.57%2.57%

Dividends

PPL pays an annual dividend of $1.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Vistra pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. PPL pays out 67.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Vistra pays out 29.0% 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. PPL has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years and Vistra has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. PPL is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PPL and Vistra's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PPL$7.77 billion2.87$1.75 billion$2.4511.84
Vistra$11.81 billion0.73$928 million$2.078.66

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

67.2% of PPL shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.2% of Vistra shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of PPL shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Vistra shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Entergy (NYSE:ETR) and Vistra (NYSE:VST) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Entergy and Vistra, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Entergy031002.77
Vistra02602.75

Entergy presently has a consensus price target of $115.2727, suggesting a potential upside of 6.53%. Vistra has a consensus price target of $25.50, suggesting a potential upside of 43.50%. Given Vistra's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vistra is more favorable than Entergy.

Dividends

Entergy pays an annual dividend of $3.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Vistra pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Entergy pays out 70.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Vistra pays out 29.0% 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. Entergy has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years and Vistra has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Entergy is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.6% of Entergy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.2% of Vistra shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Entergy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Vistra shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Entergy has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vistra has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Entergy and Vistra's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Entergy13.75%11.01%2.15%
Vistra4.98%8.57%2.57%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Entergy and Vistra's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Entergy$10.88 billion2.00$1.26 billion$5.4020.04
Vistra$11.81 billion0.73$928 million$2.078.66

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

Summary

Entergy beats Vistra on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vistra (NYSE:VST) and Fortis (NYSE:FTS) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Vistra and Fortis' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Vistra4.98%8.57%2.57%
Fortis13.88%6.00%2.07%

Dividends

Vistra pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Fortis pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Vistra pays out 29.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Fortis pays out 80.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Vistra has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Fortis has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vistra and Fortis' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Vistra$11.81 billion0.73$928 million$2.078.66
Fortis$6.62 billion3.14$1.30 billion$1.9223.05

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

Volatility & Risk

Vistra has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fortis has a beta of 0.22, meaning that its share price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Vistra and Fortis, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Vistra02602.75
Fortis03502.63

Vistra presently has a consensus target price of $25.50, indicating a potential upside of 43.50%. Fortis has a consensus target price of $59.5714, indicating a potential upside of 34.56%. Given Vistra's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Vistra is more favorable than Fortis.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.2% of Vistra shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.8% of Fortis shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Vistra shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Vistra beats Fortis on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.


Vistra Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Eversource Energy logo
ES
Eversource Energy
1.8$90.74+1.5%$30.67 billion$8.53 billion25.71Analyst Report
DTE Energy logo
DTE
DTE Energy
2.1$141.28+1.1%$27.06 billion$12.67 billion20.01Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
Edison International logo
EIX
Edison International
2.0$61.63+0.8%$23.19 billion$12.35 billion62.25Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
News Coverage
PPL logo
PPL
PPL
2.2$29.02+0.5%$22.22 billion$7.77 billion14.37Analyst Report
Entergy logo
ETR
Entergy
2.0$108.22+1.5%$21.43 billion$10.88 billion15.71Analyst Report
Fortis logo
FTS
Fortis
2.1$44.25+0.5%$20.67 billion$6.62 billion22.46
FirstEnergy logo
FE
FirstEnergy
2.1$36.14+0.9%$19.48 billion$11.04 billion26.77Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Avangrid logo
AGR
Avangrid
1.4$53.53+1.5%$16.32 billion$6.34 billion25.99Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Korea Electric Power logo
KEP
Korea Electric Power
0.9$10.80+0.2%$13.89 billion$47.34 billion216.00Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
CenterPoint Energy logo
CNP
CenterPoint Energy
1.7$24.16+1.6%$13.12 billion$12.30 billion-12.39Analyst Revision
Brookfield Renewable Partners logo
BEP
Brookfield Renewable Partners
1.3$40.29+3.0%$11.41 billion$2.98 billion-82.79News Coverage
Algonquin Power & Utilities logo
AQN
Algonquin Power & Utilities
1.9$16.16+0.7%$9.61 billion$1.62 billion19.47Analyst Report
News Coverage
Pinnacle West Capital logo
PNW
Pinnacle West Capital
1.8$85.49+1.5%$9.57 billion$3.47 billion15.21Analyst Report
News Coverage
NRG Energy logo
NRG
NRG Energy
2.6$38.06+0.8%$9.39 billion$9.82 billion2.43Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Enel Américas logo
ENIA
Enel Américas
1.3$7.92+1.3%$8.99 billion$14.31 billion10.03
Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobrás logo
EBR
Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobrás
1.3$6.48+1.5%$8.63 billion$6.74 billion5.79Increase in Short Interest
Brookfield Renewable logo
BEPC
Brookfield Renewable
0.9$43.28+2.3%$7.63 billionN/A0.00
OGE Energy logo
OGE
OGE Energy
1.7$33.67+0.3%$6.72 billion$2.23 billion-35.07
Clearway Energy logo
CWEN
Clearway Energy
1.3$28.22+1.3%$5.77 billion$1.03 billion78.39
Huaneng Power International logo
HNP
Huaneng Power International
1.5$14.34+1.2%$5.63 billion$24.94 billion10.70Increase in Short Interest
NextEra Energy Partners logo
NEP
NextEra Energy Partners
1.7$72.68+1.9%$5.62 billion$855 million-50.47Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Enel Chile logo
ENIC
Enel Chile
0.8$4.01+1.0%$5.60 billion$3.45 billion-36.45
IDACORP logo
IDA
IDACORP
2.0$102.64+0.9%$5.14 billion$1.35 billion21.03Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
Hawaiian Electric Industries logo
HE
Hawaiian Electric Industries
1.5$43.07+0.1%$4.71 billion$2.87 billion21.97
Portland General Electric logo
POR
Portland General Electric
1.9$51.18+1.0%$4.54 billion$2.12 billion27.97
PNM Resources logo
PNM
PNM Resources
1.9$49.55+0.1%$4.26 billion$1.46 billion20.22
Ormat Technologies logo
ORA
Ormat Technologies
1.6$75.38+0.5%$4.20 billion$746.04 million49.92
Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure logo
AY
Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure
1.9$37.39+2.7%$3.88 billion$1.01 billion63.37Analyst Report
Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
CEMIG logo
CIG
CEMIG
1.2$2.40+4.6%$3.48 billion$6.32 billion0.00Increase in Short Interest
Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL logo
ELP
Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL
1.2$1.14+1.3%$3.06 billion$3.95 billion0.46
TransAlta logo
TAC
TransAlta
1.7$9.72+0.3%$2.63 billion$1.77 billion-44.18Analyst Report
News Coverage
Otter Tail logo
OTTR
Otter Tail
1.8$47.36+0.3%$1.96 billion$919.50 million19.73Analyst Downgrade
Kenon logo
KEN
Kenon
0.5$33.82+3.2%$1.82 billion$373 million0.00High Trading Volume
Gap Down
Azure Power Global logo
AZRE
Azure Power Global
1.4$23.79+2.5%$1.17 billion$171.90 million-37.76Increase in Short Interest
Pampa Energía logo
PAM
Pampa Energía
1.0$14.33+1.9%$829.32 million$2.84 billion8.48
Central Puerto logo
CEPU
Central Puerto
1.4$2.10+3.3%$328.54 million$606.52 million3.28
Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima logo
EDN
Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima
0.8$3.56+1.1%$161.34 million$1.52 billion-5.09
Ocean Power Technologies logo
OPTT
Ocean Power Technologies
0.6$2.26+2.2%$117.78 million$1.68 million-2.35
Black Hills logo
BKH
Black Hills
2.0$71.14+0.9%$50.18 million$1.73 billion20.04
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