NYSE:WEC - WEC Energy Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $74.88 +0.41 (+0.55 %) (As of 02/19/2019 03:38 PM ET)Previous Close$74.47Today's Range$74.05 - $74.9052-Week Range$58.48 - $75.61Volume81,054 shsAverage Volume1.67 million shsMarket Capitalization$23.63 billionP/E Ratio22.33Dividend Yield3.18%Beta0.15 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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, 2017, it operated approximately 37,100 miles of overhead distribution lines and 32,500 miles of underground distribution cable, as well as approximately 500 distribution substations and 495,500 line transformers; and approximately 47,900 miles of natural gas distribution mains, as well as 1,200 miles of natural gas transmission mains. In addition, WEC Energy Group, Inc. invests in and develops real estate properties, including business parks and other commercial real estate projects primarily in southeastern Wisconsin. 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. Receive WEC News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WEC and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Electric & other services combined Sub-IndustryMulti-Utilities SectorUtilities Current SymbolNYSE:WEC Previous Symbol CUSIP97665710 Webwww.wecenergygroup.com Phone414-221-2345Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.02 Current Ratio0.67 Quick Ratio0.34Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio22.33 Forward P/E Ratio21.33 P/E Growth4.85 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$7.68 billion Price / Sales3.08 Cash Flow$6.0977 per share Price / Cash Flow12.28 Book Value$31.10 per share Price / Book2.41Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.34 Net Income$1.20 billion Net Margins13.81% Return on Equity10.87% Return on Assets3.27%Miscellaneous Employees8,129 Outstanding Shares315,526,000Market Cap$23.63 billion OptionableOptionable WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC) Frequently Asked Questions What is WEC Energy Group's stock symbol? WEC Energy Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WEC." 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, October 18th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 14th will be given a dividend of $0.5525 per share on Saturday, December 1st. This represents a $2.21 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 13th. View WEC Energy Group's Dividend History. How were WEC Energy Group's earnings last quarter? WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE:WEC) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February, 12th. The utilities provider reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.01. The utilities provider earned $2.08 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.96 billion. WEC Energy Group had a net margin of 13.81% and a return on equity of 10.87%. The business's revenue was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.71 EPS. View WEC Energy Group's Earnings History. When is WEC Energy Group's next earnings date? WEC Energy Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for WEC Energy Group. What guidance has WEC Energy Group issued on next quarter's earnings? WEC Energy Group issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 12th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.48 to $3.52 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.51. WEC Energy Group also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $3.48-3.52 EPS. What price target have analysts set for WEC? 12 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for WEC Energy Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $66.00 to $81.00. On average, they expect WEC Energy Group's stock price to reach $72.4444 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for WEC Energy Group. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for WEC Energy Group? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WEC Energy Group in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for WEC Energy Group. Has WEC Energy Group been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about WEC stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. WEC Energy Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of WEC Energy Group's key competitors? Some companies that are related to WEC Energy Group include Duke Energy (DUK), Exelon (EXC), Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG), Consolidated Edison (ED), E.ON SE Sponsored ADR (Germany) (EONGY), Ameren (AEE), CMS Energy (CMS), Alliant Energy (LNT), NiSource (NI), PG&E (PCG), United Utilities Group (UUGRY), SCANA (SCG), ALLETE (ALE), NorthWestern (NWE) and Avista (AVA). Who are WEC Energy Group's key executives? WEC Energy Group's management team includes the folowing 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)Mr. William J. Guc, VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 49)Mr. Joshua Erickson, Director of Legal Services, Corp. & Fin. Who are WEC Energy Group's major shareholders? WEC Energy Group's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.21%), Bank of America Corp DE (1.99%), Northern Trust Corp (1.66%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.35%), PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (1.15%) and Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (0.96%). Company insiders that own WEC Energy Group stock include Barbara L Bowles, Frederick D Kuester, Gale E Klappa, James A Schubilske, Joseph Kevin Fletcher, Scott J Lauber, Susan H Martin, Tom Metcalfe and Ulice Payne, Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for WEC Energy Group. Which institutional investors are selling WEC Energy Group stock? WEC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Energy Income Partners LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Bank of Montreal Can, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC and Hennessy Advisors Inc.. Company insiders that have sold WEC Energy Group company stock in the last year include Barbara L Bowles, Frederick D Kuester, Gale E Klappa, Joseph Kevin Fletcher and Ulice Payne, Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for WEC Energy Group. Which institutional investors are buying WEC Energy Group stock? WEC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Scout Investments Inc., Bahl & Gaynor Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Geode Capital Management LLC, Donaldson Capital Management LLC and Northern Trust Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is WEC Energy Group's stock price today? One share of WEC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $74.74. How big of a company is WEC Energy Group? WEC Energy Group has a market capitalization of $23.58 billion and generates $7.68 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.20 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.34 on an earnings per share basis. WEC Energy Group employs 8,129 workers across the globe. 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. MarketBeat Community Rating for WEC Energy Group (NYSE WEC)Community Ranking: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 306 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 501 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 807MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about WEC Energy Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WEC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WEC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How is the S&P 500 index different from the DJIA?