What the Options Market Tells Us About Vistra

Deep-pocketed investors have adopted a bearish approach towards Vistra VST, and it's something market players shouldn't ignore. Our tracking of public options records at Benzinga unveiled this significant move today. The identity of these investors remains unknown, but such a substantial move in VST usually suggests something big is about to happen.

We gleaned this information from our observations today when Benzinga's options scanner highlighted 28 extraordinary options activities for Vistra. This level of activity is out of the ordinary.

The general mood among these heavyweight investors is divided, with 32% leaning bullish and 53% bearish. Among these notable options, 11 are puts, totaling $929,307, and 17 are calls, amounting to $705,543.

Predicted Price Range

Analyzing the Volume and Open Interest in these contracts, it seems that the big players have been eyeing a price window from $77.5 to $155.0 for Vistra during the past quarter.

Volume & Open Interest Development

Looking at the volume and open interest is a powerful move while trading options. This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for Vistra's options for a given strike price. Below, we can observe the evolution of the volume and open interest of calls and puts, respectively, for all of Vistra's whale trades within a strike price range from $77.5 to $155.0 in the last 30 days.

Vistra Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

Significant Options Trades Detected:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Ask Bid Price Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
VST PUT SWEEP BEARISH 10/18/24 $12.0 $11.7 $12.0 $90.00 $300.0K 130 146
VST PUT SWEEP BEARISH 08/16/24 $5.5 $5.2 $5.4 $77.50 $105.8K 206 201
VST PUT TRADE BEARISH 10/18/24 $13.6 $13.5 $13.6 $90.00 $102.0K 130 475
VST PUT TRADE BEARISH 10/18/24 $13.6 $13.5 $13.6 $90.00 $102.0K 130 400
VST CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/17/25 $2.0 $1.75 $1.95 $155.00 $78.0K 10.6K 1.2K

About Vistra

Vistra Energy is one of the largest power producers and retail energy providers in the US Following the 2024 Energy Harbor acquisition, Vistra owns 41 gigawatts of nuclear, coal, natural gas, and solar power generation along with one of the largest utility-scale battery projects in the world. Its retail electricity business serves 5 million customers in 20 states, including almost a third of all Texas electricity consumers. Vistra emerged from the Energy Future Holdings bankruptcy as a stand-alone entity in 2016. It acquired Dynegy in 2018.

In light of the recent options history for Vistra, it's now appropriate to focus on the company itself. We aim to explore its current performance.

Where Is Vistra Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 5,459,730, the price of VST is down -9.35% at $83.4.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 62 days.

What The Experts Say On Vistra

In the last month, 3 experts released ratings on this stock with an average target price of $109.66666666666667.

  • An analyst from Morgan Stanley persists with their Overweight rating on Vistra, maintaining a target price of $110.
  • An analyst from UBS persists with their Buy rating on Vistra, maintaining a target price of $110.
  • An analyst from BMO Capital persists with their Outperform rating on Vistra, maintaining a target price of $109.

Options are a riskier asset compared to just trading the stock, but they have higher profit potential. Serious options traders manage this risk by educating themselves daily, scaling in and out of trades, following more than one indicator, and following the markets closely.

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