Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own. Advertiser Disclosure

How to buy Vistra Energy stock

Learn how to easily invest in Vistra Energy stock.

Vistra Energy Corp is an utilities-independent power producers business based in the US. Vistra Energy shares (VST) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vistra Energy employs 5,060 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11 billion.

How to buy shares in Vistra Energy

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – VST – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
Client disclaimer: US Brokerage services through eToro USA Securities Inc, member of FINRA, SIPC. Crypto assets through eToro USA LLC.

Vistra Energy stock price (NYSE: VST)

Use our graph to track the performance of VST stocks over time.

Vistra Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-02.
Latest market close$21.00
52-week range$16.53 - $26.98
50-day moving average $24.63
200-day moving average $23.59
Wall St. target price$32.70
PE ratio 27.2727
Dividend yield $0.647 (3.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.77

Buy Vistra Energy shares from these brokerages

Compare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
1 - 6 of 6
Name Product Asset types Stock trade fee Minimum deposit Signup bonus
SoFi Invest
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
$10 - $100
when you open an account and place a first crypto trade of $50 - $5,000+
A free way to invest in most equities.
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
8%-12% of your deposit
when you sign up and deposit at least $50. T&Cs apply.
Trade stocks in the app or online with $0 commissions. Not available in NY, NV, MN, TN, and HI.
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
$200 in US stocks
when you open and fund an account with min. $2,000 for 3+ mos.
Trade stocks, options, ETFs and futures on mobile or desktop with this advanced platform.
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
Receive a free stock slice worth between $3–$300
when you sign up for an account and deposit at least $20.
Commission-free trading in stocks and ETFs with a social networking twist.
JPMorgan Self-Directed Investing
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual funds, ETFs
$125 - $625
when you open and fund an account with $25,000 - $250,000+
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
Get a free stock
when you successfully sign up and link your bank account.
Make unlimited commission-free trades, plus earn 3% interest on uninvested cash in your account with Robinhood Gold.

Compare up to 4 providers

*Signup bonus information updated weekly.

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

Is it a good time to buy Vistra Energy stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.

Vistra Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21 from 2022-09-30

1 week (2022-09-27) -4.63%
1 month (2022-09-02) -15.87%
3 months (2022-07-01) -10.06%
6 months (2022-04-04) -9.99%
1 year (2021-10-04) 23.38%
2 years (2020-10-02) 16.73%
3 years (2019-10-04) 26.93
5 years (2017-10-04) 10.94%

Is Vistra Energy stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Vistra Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vistra Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Vistra Energy's P/E ratio

Vistra Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Vistra Energy shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Vistra Energy's PEG ratio

Vistra Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8291. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Vistra Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Vistra Energy's EBITDA

Vistra Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Vistra Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Vistra Energy financials

Revenue TTM $11 billion
Gross profit TTM $1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM -1.82%
Return on equity TTM -15.71%
Profit margin -8.33%
Book value $8.06
Market capitalisation $8.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Vistra Energy share dividends

We're not expecting Vistra Energy to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Vistra Energy's shares ever split?

Vistra Energy's shares were split on a 50:1 basis on 9 August 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 50 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Vistra Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 98% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vistra Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Vistra Energy's share price.

Vistra Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vistra Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.5288 up to $26.9819. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VST.US volatility(beta: 0.91)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Vistra Energy's is 0.9077. This would suggest that Vistra Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Vistra Energy overview

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 20 states in the United States and the District of Columbia. The company is also involved in the electricity generation, wholesale energy purchases and sales, commodity risk management, fuel production, and fuel logistics management activities. It serves approximately 4. 3 million customers with a generation capacity of approximately 38,700 megawatts with a portfolio of natural gas, nuclear, coal, solar, and battery energy storage facilities.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Vistra Energy is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.372% of Vistra Energy shares are held by insiders and 100.032% by institutions.
How many people work for Vistra Energy?
Latest data suggests 5,060 work at Vistra Energy.
When does the fiscal year end for Vistra Energy?
Vistra Energy's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Vistra Energy based?
Vistra Energy's address is: 6555 Sierra Drive, Irving, TX, United States, 75039
What is Vistra Energy's ISIN number?
Vistra Energy's international securities identification number is: US92840M1027
What is Vistra Energy's CUSIP number?
Vistra Energy's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 92840M102

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site