Westar Energy Company Profile (NYSE:WR)

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Rating(s), 7 Hold Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.78)
Consensus Price Target: $53.00 (4.62% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
6/2/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$45.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/1/2016GabelliDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/1/2016MizuhoDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$60.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/24/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingSellView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/9/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/11/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHold$40.00 -> $44.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/26/2016Wolfe ResearchDowngradeMarket Perform -> UnderperformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/26/2016Jefferies GroupDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/26/2016Wells Fargo & Co.DowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/22/2015GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/7/2014WunderlichBoost Price TargetHold$37.00 -> $39.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/22/2014Ladenburg ThalmannDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 7/30/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
8/3/2016ListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/3/2016Q1$0.46$0.46$630.91 million$569.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/24/2016Q4$0.36$0.28$639.79 million$545.97 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/3/2015Q3$1.03$0.97$787.32 million$732.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/4/2015Q2$0.42$0.47$625.10 million$589.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/5/2015Q115$0.43$0.38$610.00 million$590.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/25/2015Q4$0.35$0.32ViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/5/2014Q314$1.07$1.13$738.70 million$764.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/6/2014Q214$0.51$0.45$597.58 million$457.82 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/7/2014Q1$0.47$0.53$582.77 million$628.55 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/26/2014Q4$0.29$0.32$557.14 million$559.88 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/8/2013Q313$1.00$1.04$702.57 million$694.97 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/7/2013Q2 2013$0.45$0.53$570.87 million$569.59 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/8/2013Q1 2013$0.31$0.40$511.03 million$546.21 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/28/2013Q4 2012$0.20$0.36$503.06 million$523.77 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/8/2012Q312$1.06$1.10$707.15 million$695.76 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/7/2012$0.44$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/9/2012$0.27$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/3/2011$1.00$0.98ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/4/2011$0.44$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/5/2011$0.28$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/24/2011$0.11$0.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
No earnings estimates for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
Annual Dividend:$1.52
Dividend Yield:2.74%
Payout Ratio:70.05% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
62.30% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
60.08% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:3.00% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
5/19/2016quarterly$0.382.91%6/7/20166/9/20167/1/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/26/2016quarterly$0.383.52%3/7/20163/9/20164/1/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/27/2015quarterly$0.363.39%12/7/201512/9/20151/4/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/27/2015quarterly$0.363.87%9/4/20159/9/201510/1/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/21/2015quarterly$0.363.94%6/5/20156/9/20157/1/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/26/2015quarterly$0.363.65%3/5/20153/9/20154/1/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/26/2014quarterly$0.353.58%12/5/201412/9/20141/2/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/27/2014quarterly$0.353.79%9/5/20149/9/201410/1/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/16/2014quarterly$0.353.93%6/5/20146/9/20147/1/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/26/2014quarterly$0.354.09%3/6/20143/10/20144/1/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/27/2013quarterly$0.344.34%12/5/201312/9/20131/2/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/30/2013quarterly$0.344.37%9/5/20139/9/201310/1/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/16/2013quarterly$0.344.07%6/5/20136/7/20137/1/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
3/1/2013quarterly$0.344.31%3/7/20133/11/20134/1/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
3/10/2016Greg A GreenwoodSVPSell5,000$46.90$234,500.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/9/2016Kevin L KongsVPSell1,000$44.00$44,000.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/27/2015Jerl L BanningSVPSell2,500$42.45$106,125.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/12/2015John T BridsonSVPSell5,500$41.01$225,555.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/12/2015Larry D IrickVPSell2,500$35.90$89,750.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/30/2015Larry D IrickInsiderSell5,000$38.61$193,050.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/18/2015Greg A GreenwoodSVPSell2,500$38.50$96,250.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/10/2015Anthony D SommaCFOSell4,000$37.10$148,400.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/5/2015Mark A RuelleCEOSell11,000$37.81$415,910.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/4/2015Bruce A AkinSVPSell2,500$38.16$95,400.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/2/2015Anthony D SommaCFOSell5,000$38.22$191,100.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/14/2014Mark A RuelleCEOSell5,265$38.75$204,018.75View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/29/2014Anthony D SommaCFOSell2,000$36.73$73,460.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/28/2014Anthony SommaCFOSell1,500$34.67$52,005.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/17/2014Larry IrickVPSell4,000$34.88$139,520.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/7/2014Anthony SommaCFOSell6,500$33.83$219,895.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/4/2014Greg GreenwoodSVPSell2,653$34.50$91,528.50View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/3/2014Douglas SterbenzCOOSell8,885$34.11$303,067.35View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/3/2014Mark RuelleCEOSell17,777$34.05$605,306.85View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/4/2013Douglas SterbenzCOOSell14,300$31.62$452,166.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/31/2013Douglas R SterbenzCOOSell9,450$31.92$301,644.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/5/2013Greg A GreenwoodSVPSell4,000$32.10$128,400.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
DateHeadline
07/29/16 07:36 PMWestar Energy, Inc. Common Stoc (WR) Investment Increased by ... - Finance Daily
07/28/16 07:47 PMWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Yearly Accounts Payable At $220.969 Millions - RealistInvestor.com
07/28/16 07:47 PMIt's Earnings Time: What to Do with Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Stock - The Voice Registrar
07/25/16 06:55 PMGreat Plains’s $8.6 Billion Deal May Face Missouri Review -
07/24/16 06:44 PMIs $60 Price Target Attainable For Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR)? - Investor Newswire
07/23/16 09:31 AMFriday Session Wrap-up for Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Engelwood Daily
07/21/16 07:40 PMStock Catching Eyes of Investors: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - TGP
07/20/16 04:35 PMSEC filing: Great Plains overpowered eight suitors to win Westar -
07/20/16 10:11 AMWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR): Sell-Side Ratings and Company Earnings Glance - Engelwood Daily
07/20/16 10:10 AMShares Positive Over the Past Month: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - TGP
07/20/16 10:10 AMPuplava Financial Services adds Westar Energy Inc (WR) to its portfolio - Trade Calls
07/19/16 07:30 PMDuff & Phelps Investment Management Co Decreased Stake in Westar Energy INC (NYSE:WR) by $12.83 Million as ... - Press Telegraph
07/19/16 07:30 PMStock Positive on the Year: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - TGP
07/19/16 07:30 PMSolid Performer in Focus: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Engelwood Daily
07/19/16 07:30 PMEquity Roundup: Stock Performance Focus on Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Press Telegraph
07/18/16 05:13 AMWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Wall Street Analyst Recommendation Outlook - TGP
07/18/16 05:13 AMTrading Performance and Target Watch for Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Press Telegraph
07/18/16 05:13 AMShares of Westar Energy (WR) Drops by -0.35% - Trade Calls
07/17/16 05:13 AMReview on Stock Valuation for: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - TGP
07/16/16 06:34 PMShares Moving Down on the Week: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Engelwood Daily
07/16/16 06:34 PMShare Performance Summary for: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Press Telegraph
07/14/16 10:56 AMCrowd Rating and Earnings Recap for Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Telanagana Press
07/14/16 10:56 AMWestar Energy schedules conference call to discuss 2nd quarter results. - Yahoo Finance
07/14/16 09:25 AMLawsuit: $12B Westar deal undervalues company to 'detriment' of stockholders -
07/13/16 11:48 AMWestar Energy schedules conference call to discuss 2nd quarter results. - [at noodls] - Topeka, Kan., Jul. 13, 2016 - On Aug. 2, 2016, Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) plans to release second-quarter 2016 earnings after market close. On Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, the company plans to host its ...
07/12/16 07:33 PMDuff & Phelps Investment Management Co Decreased Stake in Westar Energy INC (NYSE:WR) by $12.83 Million as ... - Consumer Eagle
07/12/16 07:33 PMShares Moving Up Over the Past Quarter: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Engelwood Daily
07/12/16 07:32 PMWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Quarterly Accounts Payable At $230.307 Millions - RealistInvestor.com
07/11/16 07:08 PMWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Stock Update: Check on Ratings and Target Price - Telanagana Press
07/11/16 07:08 PMStock on the Rise for the Quarter: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Engelwood Daily
07/11/16 07:08 PMShares Positive on the Year: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Telanagana Press
07/11/16 07:13 AMWESTAR ENERGY (WR) SHAREHOLDER ALERT – Andrews & Springer LLC Is Investigating Westar Energy, Inc. For Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty - [Business Wire] - Andrews & Springer LLC, a boutique securities class action law firm focused on representing shareholders nationwide, is investigating potential breach of fiduciary duty claims against Westar Energy, Inc.
07/11/16 05:15 AMStock Performance Rundown on: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Press Telegraph
07/11/16 05:15 AMIs $60 Within Reach For Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR)? - Investor Newswire
07/11/16 05:15 AMNext Weeks Broker Price Targets For Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Fiscal Standard
07/11/16 05:15 AMWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Boasts $3.231 In Cash And Equivalents - Stocks Daily
07/10/16 05:01 AMAre Analysts Bearish Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) After Last Week? - Engelwood Daily
07/08/16 10:07 AMStock Showing Gains This Year: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Telanagana Press
07/08/16 10:07 AMPrevious Trading Session Wrap-Up: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Press Telegraph
07/07/16 07:23 PMWall Street Ratings and Target Price Views on Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Telanagana Press
07/07/16 09:59 AMStock in Investor Crosshairs: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Telanagana Press
07/06/16 05:18 AMShares Providing Results This Month for Investors: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Telanagana Press
07/06/16 05:18 AMCan Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Improve on the Earnings Front? - Engelwood Daily
07/06/16 05:18 AMAccounts Payable For Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Reach $230.307 - RealistInvestor.com
07/06/16 05:18 AMPerformance Recap and Target Perspective on Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Press Telegraph
07/05/16 04:50 AMBroker Outlook For The Week Ahead Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Fiscal Standard
07/04/16 06:10 PMShares With YTD Gains: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Telanagana Press
07/03/16 06:24 PMWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Expected to Reach Highs Of $60 - Investor Newswire
07/03/16 04:55 AMStock Valuation in Review: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Telanagana Press
07/03/16 04:55 AMWestar Energy Incorporated (NYSE:WR) Shorts Decreased by 29.96% After Short Covering - Press Telegraph

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About Westar Energy

Westar Energy logoWestar Energy, Inc. (Westar Energy) is an electric utility in Kansas. The Company provides electric generation, transmission and distribution services to approximately 700,000 customers in Kansas. The Company provides these services in central and northeastern Kansas, including the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina and Hutchinson. Kansas Gas and Electric Company (KGE), Westar Energy's subsidiary, provides the services in south-central and southeastern Kansas, including the city of Wichita. Both Westar Energy and KGE conduct business using the name Westar Energy. It supplies electric energy at retail to customers in Kansas. It also supplies electric energy at wholesale to municipalities and electric cooperatives in Kansas, and has contracts for the sale or purchase of wholesale electricity with other utilities. The Company classifies it customers as residential, commercial and industrial. It has approximately 6,270 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity in service.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Diversified Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: WR
  • CUSIP: 95709T10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $55.57
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $56.02
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $50.19
  • P/E Ratio: 25.68
  • P/E Growth: 4.56
  • Market Cap: $7.87B
  • Beta: 0.33
  • Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.44 EPS
  • Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.53 EPS
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Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) Chart for Saturday, July, 30, 2016