Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) has analysts on the Bullish side this week.

October 13, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

 Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) has analysts on the Bullish side this week.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.54, from 1.21 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 49 investors sold Westar Energy Inc shares while 117 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 99.73 million shares or 3.51% more from 96.34 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Mariner Wealth Ltd Liability owns 11,831 shares. Jones Fincl Companies Lllp invested in 19,288 shares. Aqr Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Co holds 0% of its portfolio in Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) for 30,375 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt holds 449,709 shares. Capstone Asset Management owns 0.02% invested in Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) for 12,252 shares. Century Companies holds 4.06 million shares. Lazard Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com invested in 3,616 shares. X Management Commerce Limited owns 5,689 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Northern Trust Corp owns 0.02% invested in Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) for 1.31 million shares. Hanson Mcclain has 0.01% invested in Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR). Amp Ltd owns 85,890 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Rare Infra Ltd has 0% invested in Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR). 200 are held by Gradient Invests Lc. Wolverine Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com invested in 0% or 3,500 shares. The California-based Whittier Tru has invested 0% in Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR).

Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) Ratings Coverage

Among 9 analysts covering Westar Energy (NYSE:WR), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Westar Energy had 17 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Mizuho to “Neutral” on Wednesday, June 1. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 15 by Argus Research. The stock of Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 14 by Mizuho. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Friday, March 11 with “Neutral”. Gabelli downgraded Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) on Wednesday, June 1 to “Hold” rating. Evercore upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 11 report. The stock of Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, November 6. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 11 by Zacks. Barclays Capital maintained Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) rating on Thursday, June 2. Barclays Capital has “Equalweight” rating and $60 target. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 12. Below is a list of Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) latest ratings and price target changes.

12/10/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: $53 New Target: $58 Maintain
02/10/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy Upgrade
11/07/2017 Broker: Evercore Rating: Buy New Target: $53.0000 Upgrade
11/07/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $53.0000 Upgrade
11/07/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Overweight Upgrade

The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.22 on October 13, reaching $52.06. About 346,632 shares traded. Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) has declined 0.52% since October 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500.

Westar Energy, Inc. is an electric utility. The company has market cap of $7.40 billion. The Firm provides electric generation, transmission and distribution services. It has a 21.86 P/E ratio. The Firm provides these services in central and northeastern Kansas, including the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina and Hutchinson.

More notable recent Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) news were published by: Kansascity.com which released: “Westar shareholder sues to block merger with KCP&L parent company” on October 09, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Westar Energy schedules conference call to discuss 3rd quarter results” published on October 11, 2017, Benzinga.com published: “Wells Fargo Lays Out The Bull Case For Great Plains And Westar Energy” on October 02, 2017. More interesting news about Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Pre-Market Technical Pulse on Utilities Stocks — UGI Corp., Westar Energy …” published on September 28, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Westar Energy to webcast 2017 annual shareholder meeting” with publication date: October 04, 2017.

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