Its Stock Has Paid Off Big Time For Vista Energy S.A.B. de C.V.

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.

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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.

Institutional Ownership:

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.


Analysts Ratings:

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.

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