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

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Previous Close$54.00
Today's Range$54.00 - $54.00
52-Week Range$47.06 - $57.44
VolumeN/A
Average Volume3.47 million shs
Market CapitalizationN/A
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
BetaN/A
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

Industry Electric & other services combined
Sub-IndustryElectric Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP95709T10
Phone785-575-6300

Debt

Current RatioN/A
Quick RatioN/A

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesN/A
Price / SalesN/A
Price / Cash FlowN/A
Price / BookN/A

Profitability

Net IncomeN/A
Net MarginsN/A
Return on AssetsN/A

Miscellaneous

Employees2,205
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. 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 ∞. 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) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 9th. The utilities provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' 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. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.52 earnings per share. View Westar Energy's Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for WR?

2 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Westar Energy's shares. Their predictions range from $55.00 to $57.00. On average, they expect Westar Energy's stock price to reach $56.00 in the next year. 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 been trending somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Westar Energy earned a media sentiment score of -1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

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 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:  246 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  349 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  595
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 1/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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