Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Utilities Stocks: Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE: VST) and Quintana Energy Services Inc (NYSE: QES)

By Carrie Williams

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Utilities sector with new ratings on Vistra Energy Corp (VSTResearch Report) and Quintana Energy Services Inc (QESResearch Report).

Vistra Energy Corp (VST)

In a report released today, Michael Weinstein W. from Credit Suisse maintained a Buy rating on Vistra Energy Corp, with a price target of $31. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $22.59.

According to TipRanks.com, W. is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 3.4% and a 42.4% success rate. W. covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as Dominion Resources, NextEra Energy Inc, and Bloom Energy Corp.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Vistra Energy Corp is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $31.67, which is a 43.6% upside from current levels. In a report issued on August 5, SunTrust Robinson also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $28 price target.

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Quintana Energy Services Inc (QES)

In a report released today, Scott Gruber from Citigroup maintained a Hold rating on Quintana Energy Services Inc, with a price target of $1.80. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $1.48, close to its 52-week low of $1.41.

According to TipRanks.com, Gruber has 0 stars on 0-5 star ranking scale with an average return of -4.6% and a 38.2% success rate. Gruber covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Ncs Multistage Holdings Inc, Diamond Offshore Drilling, and Oceaneering International.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Quintana Energy Services Inc is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $2.10, representing a 32.1% upside. In a report issued on August 12, Barclays also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $1.50 price target.

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