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NYSE:WECWEC Energy Group Stock Price, Forecast & News

$87.82
-3.46 (-3.79 %)
(As of 04/7/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$87.17
Now: $87.82
$93.12
50-Day Range
$70.89
MA: $94.44
$104.72
52-Week Range
$68.01
Now: $87.82
$109.53
Volume228,581 shs
Average Volume3.16 million shs
Market Capitalization$27.70 billion
P/E Ratio24.53
Dividend Yield2.97%
Beta0.21
WEC Energy Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides regulated natural gas and electricity, and nonregulated renewable energy services in the United States. The company operates through six segments: Wisconsin, Illinois, Other States, Electric Transmission, Non-Utility Energy Infrastructure, and Corporate and Other. It generates and distributes electricity from coal, natural gas, oil, hydroelectric, wind, and biomass sources; provides electricity transmission services; offers retail natural gas distribution services; transports customer-owned natural gas; and generates, distributes, and sells steam. The company offers electricity to approximately 1.6 million residential, small and large commercial and industrial, and other customers; and natural gas to 2.8 million residential, and commercial and industrial customers. As of December 31, 2018, it operated approximately 36,800 miles of overhead distribution lines and 33,300 miles of underground distribution cable, as well as approximately 500 distribution substations and 500,450 line transformers; and approximately 48,900 miles of natural gas distribution mains, as well as 1,100 miles of natural gas transmission mains. The company was formerly known as Wisconsin Energy Corporation and changed its name to WEC Energy Group, Inc. in June 2015. WEC Energy Group, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.9Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.06 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric & other services combined
Sub-IndustryMulti-Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP97665710
Phone414-221-2345

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.52 billion
Cash Flow$6.73 per share
Book Value$32.41 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.14 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees7,509
Market Cap$27.70 billion
Next Earnings Date4/23/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC) Frequently Asked Questions

How has WEC Energy Group's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

WEC Energy Group's stock was trading at $97.45 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WEC stock has decreased by 10.1% and is now trading at $87.62. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of WEC Energy Group?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WEC Energy Group in the last year. There are currently 5 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for WEC Energy Group.

When is WEC Energy Group's next earnings date?

WEC Energy Group is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 23rd 2020. View our earnings forecast for WEC Energy Group.

How were WEC Energy Group's earnings last quarter?

WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE:WEC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 30th. The utilities provider reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.05. The utilities provider earned $1.95 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.20 billion. WEC Energy Group had a return on equity of 11.18% and a net margin of 15.08%. The business's revenue was down 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.65 earnings per share. View WEC Energy Group's earnings history.

How often does WEC Energy Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for WEC Energy Group?

WEC Energy Group declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 5th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 14th will be given a dividend of $0.6325 per share on Sunday, March 1st. This represents a $2.53 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.89%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 13th. This is a positive change from WEC Energy Group's previous quarterly dividend of $0.59. View WEC Energy Group's dividend history.

What guidance has WEC Energy Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

WEC Energy Group updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 30th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.71-3.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.74.

What price target have analysts set for WEC?

13 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for WEC Energy Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $110.00. On average, they expect WEC Energy Group's share price to reach $85.10 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.9%. View analysts' price targets for WEC Energy Group.

Has WEC Energy Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about WEC stock have been trending very negative recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. WEC Energy Group earned a coverage optimism score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutWEC Energy Group.

Are investors shorting WEC Energy Group?

WEC Energy Group saw a decrease in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totaling 7,650,000 shares, a decrease of 13.3% from the February 13th total of 8,820,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,560,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.9 days. Approximately 2.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. View WEC Energy Group's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of WEC Energy Group's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of WEC Energy Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other WEC Energy Group investors own include AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ), Xcel Energy (XEL), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Altria Group (MO), Procter & Gamble (PG), Intel (INTC), Pfizer (PFE) and Southern (SO).

Who are WEC Energy Group's key executives?

WEC Energy Group's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Gale E. Klappa, Exec. Chairman (Age 68)
  • Mr. Joseph Kevin Fletcher, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Scott J. Lauber, Sr. EVP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 53)
  • Ms. Margaret C. Kelsey, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 54)
  • Mr. Frederick D. Kuester, Sr. Exec. VP (Age 68)

What is WEC Energy Group's stock symbol?

WEC Energy Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WEC."

Who are WEC Energy Group's major shareholders?

WEC Energy Group's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.06%), Private Trust Co. NA (0.00%), Park National Corp OH (0.00%), Centre Asset Management LLC (0.00%), Sound Income Strategies LLC (0.00%) and Gantzert Investment Co. LLC ADV (0.00%). Company insiders that own WEC Energy Group stock include Allen L Leverett, Barbara L Bowles, Charles R Matthews, Curt S Culver, Frederick D Kuester, Gale E Klappa, Joseph Kevin Fletcher, Mary Beth Straka, Robert M Garvin, Scott J Lauber, Tom Metcalfe, Ulice Payne, Jr and William J Guc. View institutional ownership trends for WEC Energy Group.

Which major investors are selling WEC Energy Group stock?

WEC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Centre Asset Management LLC, Park National Corp OH, Private Trust Co. NA, and Gantzert Investment Co. LLC ADV. Company insiders that have sold WEC Energy Group company stock in the last year include Allen L Leverett, Barbara L Bowles, Curt S Culver, Gale E Klappa, Joseph Kevin Fletcher, Mary Beth Straka, Robert M Garvin, Scott J Lauber, Tom Metcalfe, and William J Guc. View insider buying and selling activity for WEC Energy Group.

Which major investors are buying WEC Energy Group stock?

WEC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Sound Income Strategies LLC, and Cox Capital Mgt LLC. View insider buying and selling activity for WEC Energy Group.

How do I buy shares of WEC Energy Group?

Shares of WEC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is WEC Energy Group's stock price today?

One share of WEC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $87.62.

How big of a company is WEC Energy Group?

WEC Energy Group has a market capitalization of $27.64 billion and generates $7.52 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.14 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.58 on an earnings per share basis. WEC Energy Group employs 7,509 workers across the globe. View additional information about WEC Energy Group.

What is WEC Energy Group's official website?

The official website for WEC Energy Group is http://www.wecenergygroup.com/.

How can I contact WEC Energy Group?

WEC Energy Group's mailing address is 231 WEST MICHIGAN STREET P O BOX 1331, MILWAUKEE WI, 53201. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 414-221-2345 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 4/7/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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