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Westar Energy crews assist with Hurricane Irma

The Company's products include property, casualty and specialty reinsurance and certain insurance products principally distributed through intermediaries. It has a 21.44 P/E ratio. The Company's divisions include Property; Casualty and Specialty, and Other category.

Florida emergency management officials estimate almost 12.5 million residents remain without power, The Associated Press reported Monday evening. Citigroup Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Westar Energy by 259.7% in the second quarter. The State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System holds 218,012 shares with $12.29M value, down from 230,051 last quarter. Westar Energy, Inc. has a one year low of $41.89 and a one year high of $57.50. With the last stock price up -2.44% from the two hundred day average, compared with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index which has increased 0.04% over the same period. About 29,563 shares traded. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500. Cibc Asset reported 6,791 shares stake. "(WR) Shares Sold by Franklin Resources Inc." was published by TrueBlueTribune and is owned by of TrueBlueTribune. Tribune Media Co was raised too. Its down 0.54, from 1.21 in 2016Q3.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding WR? 53 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. Natixis Asset Mngmt invested in 0.08% or 15,667 shares. Rocky Mountain Advisers Limited owns 100 shares. The institutional investor purchased 5,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $282,000. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share. Breton Hill Ltd reported 4,487 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsrs reported 0.06% stake.

The Minnesota-based Thrivent Financial For Lutherans has invested 0.01% in Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR). Frontier Cap Limited invested 0% of its portfolio in Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR). Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys has 195,335 shares. Therefore 33% are positive. Westar Energy's dividend payout ratio is presently 67.23%. The stock has "Neutral" rating by UBS on Thursday, October 8. They set an "outperform" rating for the company. Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) has declined 0.52% since September 11, 2016 and is downtrending. Barclays Capital has "Equalweight" rating and $60 target. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to "Sell" on Tuesday, August 11. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, June 1 by Gabelli. On average, analysts predict that Westar Energy, Inc. will post $2.50 EPS for the current year. Argus Research downgraded the shares of WR in report on Friday, April 15 to "Hold" rating. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to "Overweight" on Tuesday, July 11. PA's holdings in Westar Energy were worth $3,274,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.12%.



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