Analysts See $0.47 EPS for Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) on May, 8

April 17, 2018 - By Patrick Harkless

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During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment decreased to 1.1. That’s change of 0.18, from 2017Q3’s 1.28. 23 investors sold all, 101 reduced holdings as Westar Energy, Inc. ratio dropped. 93 grew stakes while 44 funds acquired stakes. Funds hold 101.58 million shares thus 1.34% more from 2017Q3’s 100.24 million shares.
Adage Capital Prns Group Llc holds 0.22% of its capital in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) for 1.88M shs. Fincl Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation reported 0.03% of its capital in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR). Northern Tru accumulated 1.33M shs or 0.02% of the stock. Highstreet Asset Mngmt reported 0.01% stake. Nomura Asset Ltd holds 0.01% or 21,800 shs. Css Ltd Liability Corp Il holds 28,000 shs. Intl holds 293,898 shs. Trexquant L P holds 0.22% of its capital in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) for 38,486 shs. Pictet Asset Ltd holds 0.01% of its capital in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) for 53,974 shs. First Mercantile Trust has 2,013 shs for 0.02% of their capital. Weaver C Barksdale & Assoc, a Tennessee-based fund reported 258 shs. Nomura Holding has 12,642 shs. Yakira Management accumulated 22,385 shs or 0.38% of the stock. Jacobs Levy Equity has invested 0.04% in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR). Daiwa Secs Gp holds 4,100 shs or 0% of its capital.

Westar Energy, Inc. had 6 sales and 0 buys since March 13, 2018. This’s net activity of $3.10 million. Shares for $1.51M were sold by RUELLE MARK A. 4,000 shs were sold by Banning Jerl L., worth $210,056. On Friday, March 16 5,000 shs were sold by IRICK LARRY D, worth $252,800. Shares for $278,259 were sold by AKIN BRUCE A. GREENWOOD GREG A had sold 5,000 shs worth $250,608.

Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR)’s earnings report is expected by WallStreet on May, 8, according to Zacks. Analysts have anticipation on stock’s earnings per share of $0.47. That’s up 11.90 % from last year’s $0.42 earnings per share. WR’s profit could hit $66.85M if the current earnings per share of $0.47 is accurate. Last quarter $0.24 earnings per share was reported. Analysts forecasts 95.83 % EPS growth this quarter. The stock increased 1.74% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $51.95.Westar Energy, Inc. has volume of 563,844 shares. Since April 17, 2017 WR has declined 4.31% and is downtrending. WR underperformed by 15.86% the S&P500.

Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 2 have positions in Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) as follows: 1 rated it a “Buy”, 0 with “Sell” and 1 with “Hold”. The positive are 50%. Since January 25, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Westar Energy has 3 analyst reports. On Tuesday, April 10 the stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan. On Thursday, January 25 the rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”.

Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas.The company has $7.39 billion market cap. The firm has 6,292 megawatts of electric generation capacity that produces electricity through various fuel types, including coal, uranium, natural gas, and diesel.The P/E ratio is 22.89. It also owns approximately 6,400 miles of transmission lines, 24,000 miles of overhead distribution lines, and 5,000 miles of underground distribution lines.

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