NYSE:WR - Westar Energy Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$54.00 -1.08 (-1.96 %)
(As of 07/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$55.08
Today's Range$53.48 - $55.48
52-Week Range$47.06 - $57.44
Volume47.01 million shs
Average Volume3.47 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.68 billion
P/E Ratio23.79
Dividend Yield2.96%
Beta0.33
Westar Energy logoWestar 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
SectorUtilities
SymbolNYSE:WR
CUSIP95709T10
Phone785-575-6300

Debt

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

Price-To-Earnings

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

Profitability

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

Miscellaneous

Employees2,205
Outstanding Shares142,230,000
Market Cap$7,680.59

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 given a dividend of $0.40 per share on Wednesday, June 20th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.96%. 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) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 9th. The utilities provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. The utilities provider had revenue of $600.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $567.39 million. Westar Energy had a return on equity of 8.40% and a net margin of 12.50%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.52 EPS. View Westar Energy's Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for WR?

5 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Westar Energy's shares. Their predictions range from $55.00 to $57.00. On average, they anticipate Westar Energy's share price to reach $56.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Westar Energy.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Westar Energy?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Westar Energy in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

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)

Has Westar Energy been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about WR stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Westar Energy earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also gave press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.43 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are Westar Energy's major shareholders?

Westar Energy's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. (0.00%). Company insiders that own Westar Energy stock include Anthony D Somma, Bruce A Akin, Greg A Greenwood, Jerl L Banning, Kevin L Kongs, Larry D Irick and Mark A Ruelle. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Westar Energy.

Which major investors are buying Westar Energy stock?

WR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Westar Energy.

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.

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:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  207 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  306 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  513
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 7/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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