VIST Financial Stock Soars (VIST)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of VIST Financial (Nasdaq: VIST) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $10.87 as of 9:50 a.m. ET, 57.5% above Wednesday's closing price of $6.90. Volume is at 11,510, 1.4 times the daily average of 8,200.

VIST Financial has a market cap of $45.4 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 14% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

VIST Financial Corp. operates as the holding company for VIST Bank that provides commercial and consumer banking products and services. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 19.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates VIST Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full VIST Financial Ratings Report.

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