Westar Energy Company Profile (NYSE:WR)

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: $54.50
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $55.03
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $51.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.65
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.54
  • P/E Growth: 5.01
  • Market Cap: $7.72B
  • Outstanding Shares: 141,734,000
  • Beta: 0.3
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.78)
Consensus Price Target: $53.00 (2.75% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
6/2/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$45.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
6/1/2016GabelliDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
6/1/2016MizuhoDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$60.00View Rating Details
5/24/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
5/9/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
3/11/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHold$40.00 -> $44.00View Rating Details
2/26/2016Wolfe ResearchDowngradeMarket Perform -> UnderperformView Rating Details
2/26/2016Jefferies GroupDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
2/26/2016Wells Fargo & Co.DowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
4/22/2015GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
11/7/2014WunderlichBoost Price TargetHold$37.00 -> $39.00View Rating Details
10/22/2014Ladenburg ThalmannDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/27/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2016        
8/2/2016Q2$0.53$0.51$639.24 million$621.45 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q1$0.46$0.46$630.91 million$569.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q4$0.36$0.28$639.79 million$545.97 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q3$1.03$0.97$787.32 million$732.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q2$0.42$0.47$625.10 million$589.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$0.43$0.38$610.00 million$590.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q4$0.35$0.32ViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$1.07$1.13$738.70 million$764.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$0.51$0.45$597.58 million$457.82 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q1$0.47$0.53$582.77 million$628.55 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q4$0.29$0.32$557.14 million$559.88 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2013Q313$1.00$1.04$702.57 million$694.97 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013$0.45$0.53$570.87 million$569.59 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q1 2013$0.31$0.40$511.03 million$546.21 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/28/2013Q4 2012$0.20$0.36$503.06 million$523.77 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2012Q312$1.06$1.10$707.15 million$695.76 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2012$0.44$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2012$0.27$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2011$1.00$0.98ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.44$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.28$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2011$0.11$0.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.44 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.53 EPS

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
Annual Dividend:$1.52
Dividend Yield:2.79%
Payout Ratio:68.47% (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 Date
5/19/2016quarterly$0.382.91%6/7/20166/9/20167/1/2016
2/26/2016quarterly$0.383.52%3/7/20163/9/20164/1/2016
11/27/2015quarterly$0.363.39%12/7/201512/9/20151/4/2016
8/27/2015quarterly$0.363.87%9/4/20159/9/201510/1/2015
5/21/2015quarterly$0.363.94%6/5/20156/9/20157/1/2015
2/26/2015quarterly$0.363.65%3/5/20153/9/20154/1/2015
11/26/2014quarterly$0.353.58%12/5/201412/9/20141/2/2015
8/27/2014quarterly$0.353.79%9/5/20149/9/201410/1/2014
5/16/2014quarterly$0.353.93%6/5/20146/9/20147/1/2014
2/26/2014quarterly$0.354.09%3/6/20143/10/20144/1/2014
11/27/2013quarterly$0.344.34%12/5/201312/9/20131/2/2014
8/30/2013quarterly$0.344.37%9/5/20139/9/201310/1/2013
5/16/2013quarterly$0.344.07%6/5/20136/7/20137/1/2013
3/1/2013quarterly$0.344.31%3/7/20133/11/20134/1/2013
(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 TransactionDetails
3/10/2016Greg A GreenwoodSVPSell5,000$46.90$234,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016Kevin L KongsVPSell1,000$44.00$44,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/27/2015Jerl L BanningSVPSell2,500$42.45$106,125.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2015John T BridsonSVPSell5,500$41.01$225,555.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015Larry D IrickVPSell2,500$35.90$89,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/30/2015Larry D IrickInsiderSell5,000$38.61$193,050.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2015Greg A GreenwoodSVPSell2,500$38.50$96,250.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2015Anthony D SommaCFOSell4,000$37.10$148,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2015Mark A RuelleCEOSell11,000$37.81$415,910.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2015Bruce A AkinSVPSell2,500$38.16$95,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Anthony D SommaCFOSell5,000$38.22$191,100.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2014Mark A RuelleCEOSell5,265$38.75$204,018.75View SEC Filing  
8/29/2014Anthony D SommaCFOSell2,000$36.73$73,460.00View SEC Filing  
3/28/2014Anthony SommaCFOSell1,500$34.67$52,005.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2014Larry IrickVPSell4,000$34.88$139,520.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2014Anthony SommaCFOSell6,500$33.83$219,895.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Greg GreenwoodSVPSell2,653$34.50$91,528.50View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Douglas SterbenzCOOSell8,885$34.11$303,067.35View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Mark RuelleCEOSell17,777$34.05$605,306.85View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Douglas SterbenzCOOSell14,300$31.62$452,166.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013Douglas R SterbenzCOOSell9,450$31.92$301,644.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Greg A GreenwoodSVPSell4,000$32.10$128,400.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
DateHeadline
publicnow.com logoWestar Energy declares dividend. (NYSE:WR)
www.publicnow.com - August 26 at 7:51 PM
News IconWestar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) Analyst Opinion - The Independent Republic (NYSE:WR)
theindependentrepublic.com - August 26 at 11:09 AM
businesswire.com logoGreat Plains Energy and Westar Energy Schedule Special Shareholder Meetings - Business Wire (press release) (NYSE:WR)
www.businesswire.com - August 25 at 8:33 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoWESTAR ENERGY INC /KS Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:WR)
biz.yahoo.com - August 25 at 8:33 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-Great Plains, Westar Energy to hold shareholder meets on Sept.26 (NYSE:WR)
feeds.reuters.com - August 25 at 6:57 PM
News IconStock Heading Down Over the Last Month Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Post News (NYSE:WR)
www.kentuckypostnews.com - August 24 at 8:02 PM
News IconShares Showing Gains in the Last Five Trading Sessions: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Post News (NYSE:WR)
www.kentuckypostnews.com - August 23 at 11:25 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoWESTAR ENERGY INC /KS Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:WR)
biz.yahoo.com - August 22 at 8:15 PM
investornewswire.com logoWill Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Hit $60 Price Target? - Investor Newswire (NYSE:WR)
www.investornewswire.com - August 22 at 5:56 AM
News IconThe Consensus Weighing in on Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Post News (NYSE:WR)
www.kentuckypostnews.com - August 21 at 6:01 AM
News IconAnalysts are Chiming in on Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Post News (NYSE:WR)
www.kentuckypostnews.com - August 17 at 8:38 PM
realistinvestor.com logoWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Reports Accounts Payable Of $178.374 - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:WR)
www.realistinvestor.com - August 16 at 8:24 PM
marketnewsvideo.com logoWestar Energy Larger Than S&P 500 Component Torchmark (NYSE:WR)
www.marketnewsvideo.com - August 16 at 11:41 AM
stocksdaily.net logoWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Cash and Short – Term Investments Is Reported At $3.231 Millions - Stocks Daily (NYSE:WR)
www.stocksdaily.net - August 15 at 10:20 AM
tradecalls.org logoLarge Inflow of Money Detected in Westar Energy (NYSE:WR)
www.tradecalls.org - August 10 at 11:35 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWESTAR ENERGY INC /KS Financials (NYSE:WR)
finance.yahoo.com - August 9 at 8:39 PM
streetupdates.com logoNotable Analysts Assessment of Stocks: Calpine Corporation (NYSE ... - Street Updates (NYSE:WR)
www.streetupdates.com - August 8 at 8:32 PM
investornewswire.com logoStrong Sell Calls For Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) At 0 - Investor Newswire (NYSE:WR)
www.investornewswire.com - August 8 at 5:58 AM
stocksdaily.net logoWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Quarterly Dividend At $-101.137 Millions - Stocks Daily (NYSE:WR)
www.stocksdaily.net - August 7 at 7:51 PM
fidaily.com logoWestar Energy, Inc. Common Stoc (WR) Position Up in Latest Report from Gabelli Funds LLC - Finance Daily (NYSE:WR)
www.fidaily.com - August 4 at 8:47 PM
forbes.com logoWestar Energy Stock Getting Very Oversold - Forbes (NYSE:WR)
www.forbes.com - August 4 at 8:47 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WR earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-16 2:00pm GMT (NYSE:WR)
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 11:36 AM
capitalcube.com logoWestar Energy, Inc. :WR-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : August 4, 2016 (NYSE:WR)
www.capitalcube.com - August 4 at 11:36 AM
forbes.com logoWestar Energy Stock Getting Very Oversold (NYSE:WR)
www.forbes.com - August 3 at 8:42 PM
twst.com logoWestar Energy Inc.: Westar Energy announces 2nd quarter 2016 results. (NYSE:WR)
www.twst.com - August 3 at 11:39 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoWestar meets 2Q profit forecasts (NYSE:WR)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 11:39 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoWestar Energy Inc Earnings Call scheduled for 10:00 am ET today (NYSE:WR)
biz.yahoo.com - August 3 at 11:39 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoWESTAR ENERGY INC /KS Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exh (NYSE:WR)
biz.yahoo.com - August 2 at 8:43 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoWESTAR ENERGY INC /KS Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report (NYSE:WR)
biz.yahoo.com - August 2 at 8:43 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo5:06 pm Westar Energy misses by $0.02, misses on revs; affirms FY16 EPS guidance (NYSE:WR)
finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 8:43 PM
publicnow.com logoWestar Energy announces 2nd quarter 2016 results. (NYSE:WR)
www.publicnow.com - August 2 at 8:43 PM
bloomberg.com logoGreat Plains $8.6 Billion Westar Buy Subject of U.S. Review (NYSE:WR)
www.bloomberg.com - August 2 at 8:43 PM
stocksdaily.net logoWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Cash Balance At $3.231 Millions - Stocks Daily (NYSE:WR)
www.stocksdaily.net - August 1 at 6:22 AM
fidaily.com logoWestar Energy, Inc. Common Stoc (WR) Investment Increased by ... - Finance Daily (NYSE:WR)
www.fidaily.com - July 29 at 8:36 PM
realistinvestor.com logoWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Yearly Accounts Payable At $220.969 Millions - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:WR)
www.realistinvestor.com - July 28 at 8:47 PM
News IconIt's Earnings Time: What to Do with Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Stock - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:WR)
voiceregistrar.com - July 28 at 8:47 PM
bloomberg.com logoGreat Plains’s $8.6 Billion Deal May Face Missouri Review (NYSE:WR)
www.bloomberg.com - July 25 at 7:55 PM
investornewswire.com logoIs $60 Price Target Attainable For Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR)? - Investor Newswire (NYSE:WR)
www.investornewswire.com - July 24 at 7:44 PM
News IconFriday Session Wrap-up for Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Engelwood Daily (NYSE:WR)
www.engelwooddaily.com - July 23 at 10:31 AM
News IconStock Catching Eyes of Investors: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - TGP (NYSE:WR)
telanaganapress.com - July 21 at 8:40 PM
bizjournals.com logoSEC filing: Great Plains overpowered eight suitors to win Westar (NYSE:WR)
www.bizjournals.com - July 20 at 5:35 PM
News IconWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR): Sell-Side Ratings and Company Earnings Glance - Engelwood Daily (NYSE:WR)
www.engelwooddaily.com - July 20 at 11:11 AM
News IconShares Positive Over the Past Month: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - TGP (NYSE:WR)
telanaganapress.com - July 20 at 11:10 AM
tradecalls.org logoPuplava Financial Services adds Westar Energy Inc (WR) to its portfolio - Trade Calls (NYSE:WR)
www.tradecalls.org - July 20 at 11:10 AM
News IconDuff & Phelps Investment Management Co Decreased Stake in Westar Energy INC (NYSE:WR) by $12.83 Million as ... - Press Telegraph (NYSE:WR)
presstelegraph.com - July 19 at 8:30 PM
News IconStock Positive on the Year: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - TGP (NYSE:WR)
telanaganapress.com - July 19 at 8:30 PM
News IconSolid Performer in Focus: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Engelwood Daily (NYSE:WR)
www.engelwooddaily.com - July 19 at 8:30 PM
News IconEquity Roundup: Stock Performance Focus on Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Press Telegraph (NYSE:WR)
presstelegraph.com - July 19 at 8:30 PM
News IconWestar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Wall Street Analyst Recommendation Outlook - TGP (NYSE:WR)
telanaganapress.com - July 18 at 6:13 AM
News IconTrading Performance and Target Watch for Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) - Press Telegraph (NYSE:WR)
presstelegraph.com - July 18 at 6:13 AM

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Last Updated on 8/27/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff