NYSE:WR - Westar Energy Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started Previous Close$54.00Today's Range$54.00 - $54.0052-Week Range$47.06 - $57.44VolumeN/AAverage Volume3.47 million shsMarket CapitalizationN/AP/E RatioN/ADividend YieldN/ABetaN/A ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive WR News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WR and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Electric & other services combined Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities SectorUtilities Current SymbolNYSE:WR Previous Symbol CUSIP95709T10 Webwww.westarenergy.com Phone785-575-6300 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current RatioN/A Quick RatioN/A Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E RatioN/A Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual SalesN/A Price / SalesN/A Cash FlowN/A Price / Cash FlowN/A Book ValueN/A Price / BookN/A Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net IncomeN/A Net MarginsN/A Return on EquityN/A Return on AssetsN/A Miscellaneous Employees2,205 Outstanding SharesN/AMarket Cap$0.00 OptionableOptionable 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 17th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share on Wednesday, June 20th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of ∞. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 29th. View Westar Energy's Dividend History. How were Westar Energy's earnings last quarter? Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) posted its quarterly earnings results 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 analyst estimates of $567.39 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.52 EPS. View Westar Energy's Earnings History. What price target have analysts set for WR? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Westar Energy's stock. Their forecasts range from $55.00 to $57.00. On average, they anticipate Westar Energy's stock price to reach $56.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Price Targets for Westar Energy. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Westar Energy? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Westar Energy in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Westar Energy. Has Westar Energy been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about WR stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Westar Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the utilities provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Westar Energy's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Westar Energy include Duke Energy (DUK), Exelon (EXC), Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG), Consolidated Edison (ED), WEC Energy Group (WEC), E.ON SE Sponsored ADR (Germany) (EONGY), Ameren (AEE), CMS Energy (CMS), PG&E (PCG), Alliant Energy (LNT), NiSource (NI), SCANA (SCG), United Utilities Group (UUGRY), ALLETE (ALE) and NorthWestern (NWE). 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 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 246 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 347 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 593MarketBeat'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 12/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How is the S&P 500 index different from the DJIA?