Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Utilities Stocks: Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE: VST) and SemGroup (NYSE: SEMG)

By Jason Carr

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Utilities sector with new ratings on Vistra Energy Corp (VSTResearch Report) and SemGroup (SEMGResearch Report).

Vistra Energy Corp (VST)

In a report released today, Ali Agha from SunTrust Robinson maintained a Buy rating on Vistra Energy Corp, with a price target of $31. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $26.56.

According to TipRanks.com, Agha is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 12.3% and a 78.1% success rate. Agha covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as American Electric Power, Edison International, and Centerpoint Energy.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Vistra Energy Corp with a $31 average price target.

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SemGroup (SEMG)

In a report released today, Tristan Richardson from SunTrust Robinson maintained a Hold rating on SemGroup, with a price target of $17. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $16.50.

According to TipRanks.com, Richardson is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 1.2% and a 48.5% success rate. Richardson covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Targa Resources Corp, Magellan Midstream, and Oneok Inc.

Currently, the analyst consensus on SemGroup is a Hold with an average price target of $12.75, which is a -22.7% downside from current levels. In a report released yesterday, Citigroup also downgraded the stock to Hold with a $17 price target.

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