Vista Energy S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VIST) stock jumped 2.76% on Monday to $27.93 against a previous-day closing price of $27.18. With 0.61 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 0.7 million shares. The 52-week range on VIST shows that it touched its highest point at $27.96 and its lowest point at $8.37 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $31.45. Beta for the stock currently stands at 2.11.
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 up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 13.31%, but this was up by 11.81% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 16.57% while six-month performance rose 71.56%. The stock gained 180.70% in the past year, while it has gained 78.35% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for VIST yields 3.47 with Next year EPS estimates of 4.82. For the next quarter, that number is 1.17. This implies an EPS growth rate of 39.90% for this year and 24.90% for next year.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 95.07 million VIST shares are outstanding with a float of 89.76 million shares on hand for trading. On Aug 30, 2023, short shares totaled 3.42 million, which was 3.60% higher than short shares on Jul 30, 2023. 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 44.34% of VIST’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company. Other institutions hold 43.87% of VIST, in contrast to 2.83% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for –. As the largest shareholder in VIST with 13.46% of the stake, Abu Dhabi Investment Council holds 12,500,000 shares worth 12,500,000. A second-largest stockholder of VIST, Helikon Investments Ltd., holds 4,203,397 shares, controlling over 4.53% of the firm’s shares. Discovery Capital Management LLC is the third largest shareholder in VIST, holding 3,477,435 shares or 3.75% stake. With a 0.38% stake in VIST, the Pacific Capital UCITS Funds Plc – is the largest stakeholder. A total of 356,206 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Amundi Funds – Emerging World Equ, which owns about 0.38% of VIST stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 354,936 shares valued at 9.51 million. Pictet Global Selection Fund – Gl holds 0.26% of the stake in VIST, owning 241,690 shares worth 6.48 million.
An Overview of Recent Financials:
Understanding a company as a customer does not mean you will understand it as an investor. The wise investor uses quantitative research to analyze metrics such as revenue, net income, and earnings. In its fiscal quarter reported on Jun 29, 2023, VIST reported revenue of $294.29M and operating income of $144.11M. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was $187.99M and diluted EPS was $1.06.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for VIST since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. 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 $39.70 and a low target of $31.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $34.40. Based on these targets, VIST could surge 42.14% to reach the target high and rise by 10.99% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 23.17% 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.