Vista Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:VGZ) Shares Up 4.5%

Shares of Vista Gold Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:VGZ) (TSE:VGZ) shot up 4.5% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $0.70 and last traded at $0.69, 159,916 shares were traded during trading. A decline of 8% from the average session volume of 172,933 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.66.

Separately, HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 price target on shares of Vista Gold in a research report on Monday, January 13th.

The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $0.89.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of VGZ. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of Vista Gold by 76.5% during the 4th quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 190,300 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $138,000 after acquiring an additional 82,499 shares in the last quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC boosted its stake in shares of Vista Gold by 95.1% during the 3rd quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC now owns 611,138 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $464,000 after acquiring an additional 297,956 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Euro Pacific Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vista Gold during the 4th quarter worth about $3,743,000.

About Vista Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:VGZ)

Vista Gold Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold exploration and development projects primarily in Australia. Its flagship asset is its 100% owned Mt Todd gold project located in Northern Territory. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.

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