NYSE:WR - Westar Energy Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$54.00 0.00 (0.00 %)
(As of 10/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$54.00
Today's Range$54.00 - $54.00
52-Week Range$47.06 - $57.44
Average Volume3.47 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.68 billion
P/E Ratio23.79
Dividend Yield2.96%
Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas. It has 6,602 megawatts of electric generation capacity, which generates electricity through coal, nuclear fuels, natural gas/diesel, and renewable sources. The company also owns approximately 6,400 miles of transmission lines, 24,200 miles of overhead distribution lines, and 5,100 miles of underground distribution lines. It retails electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as for lighting public streets and highways; and engages in the electricity wholesale to electric cooperatives, municipalities, other electric utilities, and regional transmission organizations. The company provides its services in central and northeastern Kansas, including the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina, and Hutchinson, as well as in south-central and southeastern Kansas, such as the city of Wichita. It serves approximately 708,000 customers. Westar Energy, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Electric & other services combined
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.97
Current Ratio0.82
Quick Ratio0.48


Trailing P/E Ratio23.79
Forward P/E Ratio21.43
P/E Growth5.82

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.57 billion
Price / Sales2.99
Cash Flow$5.2275 per share
Price / Cash10.33
Book Value$27.17 per share
Price / Book1.99


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.27
Net Income$323.92 million
Net Margins12.50%
Return on Equity8.40%
Return on Assets2.80%


Outstanding Shares142,230,000
Market Cap$7.68 billion

Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Westar Energy's stock symbol?

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

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

Westar Energy announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 17th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Wednesday, June 20th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 29th. View Westar Energy's Dividend History.

How were Westar Energy's earnings last quarter?

Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 9th. The utilities provider reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.06. The utilities provider earned $600.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $567.39 million. Westar Energy had a net margin of 12.50% and a return on equity of 8.40%. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.52 EPS. View Westar Energy's Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for WR?

3 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Westar Energy's shares. Their forecasts range from $55.00 to $57.00. On average, they expect Westar Energy's share price to reach $56.3333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Westar Energy.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Westar Energy?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Westar Energy in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Westar Energy.

Who are some of Westar Energy's key competitors?

Who are Westar Energy's key executives?

Westar Energy's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Mark A. Ruelle, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Anthony D. Somma, Exec. VP, Treasurer & CFO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Larry D. Irick, VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 62)
  • Mr. Bruce A. Akin, Sr. VP of Power Delivery (Age 53)
  • Mr. Gregory A. Greenwood, Sr. VP of Strategy (Age 53)

How do I buy shares of Westar Energy?

Shares of WR 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 Westar Energy's stock price today?

One share of WR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $54.00.

How big of a company is Westar Energy?

Westar Energy has a market capitalization of $7.68 billion and generates $2.57 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $323.92 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.27 on an earnings per share basis. Westar Energy employs 2,205 workers across the globe.

What is Westar Energy's official website?

The official website for Westar Energy is http://www.westarenergy.com.

How can I contact Westar Energy?

Westar Energy's mailing address is 818 SOUTH KANSAS AVENUE, TOPEKA KS, 66601. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 785-575-6300 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Westar Energy (NYSE WR)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  241 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  342 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  583
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Westar Energy and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 10/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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