Vista Energy, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:VIST) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Vista Energy, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:VISTGet Rating) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,570,000 shares, an increase of 38.9% from the April 30th total of 1,130,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 781,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days.

VIST traded up $0.31 during trading on Monday, reaching $9.64. 21,390 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 654,844. The company has a quick ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 0.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. The stock has a market capitalization of $858.10 million, a PE ratio of 15.06 and a beta of 2.50. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $8.78 and its 200 day moving average is $7.18. Vista Energy has a 12 month low of $3.38 and a 12 month high of $10.06.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Oaktree Capital Management LP boosted its position in Vista Energy by 3.6% during the third quarter. Oaktree Capital Management LP now owns 3,245,002 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,322,000 after acquiring an additional 112,002 shares during the last quarter. Jump Financial LLC bought a new stake in Vista Energy during the third quarter valued at $249,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Vista Energy by 140.5% during the fourth quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 569,386 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,029,000 after acquiring an additional 332,634 shares during the last quarter. Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Vista Energy by 11.4% during the fourth quarter. Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 19,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,000 after acquiring an additional 2,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stokes Family Office LLC bought a new stake in Vista Energy during the third quarter valued at $777,000. 29.17% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vista Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $9.75 price objective on the stock in a research note on Saturday, April 30th.

About Vista Energy (Get Rating)

Vista Energy, 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 are located in Vaca Muerta with approximately 183, 100 acres. It also owns producing assets in Argentina and Mexico. As of December 31, 2021, it had proved reserves of 181.6 MMBOE.

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