Vista Gold stock: buy or sell?

VGZ stock price: $0.67 -6.94% At close on December 6th, 2019

Updated on:
December 6th, 2019


Vista Gold shares plunged -6.94% to $0.67 today. On Monday VGZ rocketed an amazing 11.76%.

Vista Gold Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold exploration and potential development projects primarily in Australia.

Should I buy Vista Gold stock?

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None of our preferred buy setups matches with Vista Gold stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean VGZ will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Vista Gold stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for VGZ stock for the last month.

Vista Gold stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Vista Gold plunged a chilling -6.94% and closed at $0.67.

Vista Gold plunged a chilling -6.94% and closed at $0.67. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on November 1st, VGZ fell $-0.09 per share (-11.84%).

VGZ stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Vista Gold rocketed an exceptional 11.67% this week. By mid November VGZ plunged a bloodcurdling -8.47% in just one week.

Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down late October, VGZ fell $-0.11 per share (-14.10%). Stocks below the 40w moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Since early March when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, VGZ price slipped $-0.07 per share (-9.46%).

VGZ stock chart (weekly)

Vista Gold stock price history

Vista Gold stock went public on November 30th, 1984 with a price of $0.001. Since then, VGZ stock surged a inf%, with a yearly average of inf%. If you had invested right after VGZ's IPO a $1,000 in Vista Gold stock in 1984, it would worth $inf today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Vista Gold stock historical price chart

VGZ stock reached 52-week highs on August at $1.05, and all-time highs 1987-04-14 with a price of 295.

Vista Gold stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' VGZ stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price prediction for Vista Gold stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Vista Gold presented its financial report, posting a dazzling growth for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Analyst were expecting $-0.02 per share, but Vista Gold posted $-0.04.
VGZ earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In , Vista Gold annual revenues to M USD from marked in . , its earnings margin (compared to revenues) to , that is million.

VGZ annual Sales and Income evolution

Quarterly financial results

Reported quarter income marked $-3.78 million with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed steady a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was inf%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Vista Gold sales marked a neutral movement and remained steady a nan%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Vista Gold posted 7 negative quarters in a row.
VGZ quarterly Sales and Income evolution

Vista Gold ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

Vista Gold shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 3.44% of all shares.

In case of Vista Gold stock, 30.66% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for VGZ stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Vista Gold:

Market cap$67.4 M$1.4 B$55.9 M$32.6 B$7.5 B
Total shares100.5 M495.5 M127.0 M819.8 M65.6 M
Float shares78.5 M489.2 M105.7 M817.0 M65.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)30.7%65.5%9.2%91.0%80.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)3.4%1.6%14.4%0.5%0.7%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Vista Gold summary

Friday, December 6th, 2019
Day range$0.66 - $0.71
Previous close$0.72
Session gain-6.94%
Average true range$0.04
50d mov avg$0.73
100d mov avg$0.81
200d mov avg$0.75
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern lb06a

Vista Gold performance

To better understand Vista Gold performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared Vista Gold against Hecla Mining, Comstock Mining, Newmont Mining and Royal Gold in the following table:
VGZVista Gold-24.72%1.52%45.65%
HLHecla Mining62.22%98.64%22.18%
LODEComstock Mining-12.00%-51.11%-45.00%
NEMNewmont Mining3.75%12.45%24.13%
RGLDRoyal Gold-12.38%21.08%46.44%

Vista Gold competitors

One check before trading any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for Vista Gold. We picked 4 companies as Vista Gold competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.