Vista Oil & Gas (NYSE:VIST) Shares Down 4.7%

Vista Oil & Gas, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:VIST) was down 4.7% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $6.01 and last traded at $6.07. Approximately 4,595 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 99% from the average daily volume of 434,393 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.37.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on VIST shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vista Oil & Gas from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 29th. Morgan Stanley upgraded Vista Oil & Gas from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $8.50 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 21st. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Vista Oil & Gas from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 27th.

The company has a fifty day moving average of $4.82 and a 200-day moving average of $3.91. The firm has a market cap of $553.14 million, a P/E ratio of -17.22 and a beta of 3.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.99.

Vista Oil & Gas (NYSE:VIST) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 26th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. Vista Oil & Gas had a negative return on equity of 3.37% and a negative net margin of 7.40%. The business had revenue of $165.28 million during the quarter. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Vista Oil & Gas, S.A.B. de C.V. will post 0.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Virtu Financial LLC boosted its position in Vista Oil & Gas by 78.6% in the first quarter. Virtu Financial LLC now owns 19,355 shares of the company’s stock worth $50,000 after purchasing an additional 8,515 shares during the last quarter. Squarepoint Ops LLC purchased a new position in Vista Oil & Gas in the first quarter worth $75,000. Citadel Advisors LLC boosted its position in Vista Oil & Gas by 390.3% in the first quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 55,493 shares of the company’s stock worth $142,000 after purchasing an additional 44,174 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new position in Vista Oil & Gas in the first quarter worth $146,000. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in Vista Oil & Gas by 675.2% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 161,481 shares of the company’s stock worth $413,000 after purchasing an additional 140,650 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 14.56% of the company’s stock.

About Vista Oil & Gas (NYSE:VIST)

Vista Oil & Gas, SAB. de C.V., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas in Latin America. The company's principal assets located in Vaca Muerta with approximately 134,000 acres. It also owns producing assets in Argentina and Mexico. As of December 31, 2020, it had proved reserves of 128.1 MMBOE.

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