Vista Energy S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VIST) stock fell -2.52% on Tuesday to $16.26 against a previous-day closing price of $16.68. With 0.79 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.71 million shares. During the session, the Oil & Gas E&P company that operates in wider Energy sector, reached to the highest price of $16.72 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $15.97. The 52-week range on VIST shows that it touched its highest point at $17.06 and its lowest point at $5.17 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $19.97.
Price Performance and Earnings:
Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of VIST was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -3.27%, but this was up by 11.52% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 29.15% while six-month performance rose 147.49%. The stock gained 185.76% in the past year, while it has gained 3.83% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for VIST yields 2.17 with Next year EPS estimates of 3.52. For the next quarter, that number is 0.87. This implies an EPS growth rate of 453.70% for this year and 17.70% for next year.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 88.05 million VIST shares are outstanding with a float of 84.62 million shares on hand for trading. On Oct 13, 2022, short shares totaled 3.02 million, which was 3.50% higher than short shares on Sep 14, 2022. In addition to Mr. Miguel Matias Galuccio as the firm’s Founder, Chairman & CEO, Mr. Pablo Manuel Vera Pinto serves as its Co-Founder & CFO.
Through their ownership of 26.31% of VIST’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company. Other institutions hold 4.14% of VIST, in contrast to 27.37% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for –. As the largest shareholder in VIST with 3.28% of the stake, Oaktree Capital Management LP holds 2,884,674 shares worth 2,884,674. A second-largest stockholder of VIST, Helikon Investments Ltd., holds 2,175,479 shares, controlling over 2.47% of the firm’s shares. Acadian Asset Management LLC is the third largest shareholder in VIST, holding 2,086,341 shares or 2.37% stake. With a 1.17% stake in VIST, the Pacific Capital UCITS Funds Plc – is the largest stakeholder. A total of 1,032,172 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Schroder ISF – Latin American, which owns about 0.78% of VIST stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 690,171 shares valued at 10.81 million. Mackenzie Emerging Markets Fund holds 0.54% of the stake in VIST, owning 470,735 shares worth 7.37 million.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for VIST since 6 analysts follow the stock currently. There are 6 analysts who recommend BUY ratings, while 0 suggest SELL ratings. Of the remaining analysts, 0 believe that the stock is worth HOLDING, 0 give it an OVERWEIGHT rating, and 0 thinks that it’s UNDERWEIGHT. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With VIST analysts setting a high price target of $31.60 and a low target of $16.31, the average target price over the next 12 months is $22.58. Based on these targets, VIST could surge 94.34% to reach the target high and rise by 0.31% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 38.87% from current levels.
EPS: Estimates vs Actual
It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy. VIST will report FY 2022 earnings on 02/21/2024. Analysts have provided yearly estimates in a range of $3.43 being high and $2.87 being low. For VIST, this leads to a yearly average estimate of $3.05. The earnings surprise of a firm occurs when the actual results change from the consensus earnings estimate. Vista Energy S.A.B. de C.V. surprised analysts by $0.04 when it reported $0.92 EPS against a consensus estimate of $0.89. The surprise factor in the prior quarter was $0.30. Based on analyst estimates, the high estimate for the next quarter is $0.86 and the low estimate is $0.86. The average estimate for the next quarter is thus $0.86.