Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, February 20th. Analysts expect Westar Energy to post earnings of $0.41 per share for the quarter.
Westar Energy (WR) opened at $50.43 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,170.00, a PE ratio of 20.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.90 and a beta of 0.35. Westar Energy has a twelve month low of $47.06 and a twelve month high of $57.32. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97.
WR has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Westar Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their target price on shares of Westar Energy from $62.00 to $56.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of Westar Energy in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $57.00 target price for the company. Finally, UBS Group initiated coverage on shares of Westar Energy in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $55.00 target price for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $55.50.
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Westar Energy, Inc is an electric utility. The Company provides electric generation, transmission and distribution services. The Company provides these services in central and northeastern Kansas, including the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina and Hutchinson. Its subsidiary, Kansas Gas and Electric Company (KGE), provides these services in south-central and southeastern Kansas, including the city of Wichita.
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