Great Plains Energy Incorporate (NYSE:GXP) Sees Significantly Lower Trading Volume

Fund Mgmt invested in 29,856 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Traders are a little more bearish on shares of the company of late if you take a look at the change in short interest. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since October 2, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 20.81% the S&P500. Stevens Capital Management Lp acquired 25,466 shares as Great Plains Energy Inc (GXP)'s stock rose 1.39%.

Perkins Investment Management, LLC grew its investment by buying 1,201,679 shares an increase of 64.7%.

The share price of the company (NYSE:GXP) was down -0.26%, with a high of 30.47 during the day and the volume of Great Plains Energy Inc shares traded was 1224857. It has underperformed by 24.22% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q2 2017. The dividend payment was $0.275 per share for the quarter which is $1.10 annualized. 42 funds opened positions while 120 raised stakes. The utilities provider reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.03. Berson & Corrado Investment Advisors Llc, a New York-based fund reported 136,550 shares. Its up 0.22, from 1.09 in 2017Q1.

Great Plains Energy Inc (NYSE GXP) traded down 0.26% on Friday, reaching $30.30. Duff & Phelps Mngmt Co owns 2.50 million shares. Wells Fargo & Mn reported 0% stake. Teilinger Capital Limited invested 17.51% of its portfolio in Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP). Prudential Incorporated reported 643,601 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Toronto Dominion Financial Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP) for 7,499 shares. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund has 0.04% invested in Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP). Financial Bank reported 28,043 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Osborne Cap Management Ltd Liability Co holds 0.13% or 30,541 shares. Two analysts rating the company a strong buy, zero analysts rating the company a buy, ten analysts rating the company a hold, zero analysts rating the company a underperform, and finally zero analysts rating the company a sell with a 12-month price target of $31.00. Therefore 50% are positive. KeyCorp reissued a "hold" recommendation on stocks of Great Plains Energy in a study report published on Fri, Sep 1st. As per Monday, August 10, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. Shares were disposed in a price range of $30.64, amounting $301,895.92. after the closing of the transaction the CFO has an ownership of 38,003 stocks in the company, worth at $1,164,411.92. Wells Fargo upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $55.0 target in Monday, October 2 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Argus Research given on Thursday, March 10. Bank of America upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Monday, October 3 report. Also, the Hold rating count is 12 as of 10/02/17. The rating was upgraded by Ladenburg Thalmann on Wednesday, October 26 to "Buy". Tph Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Great Plains Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.55 billion market cap company.

In other Great Plains Energy news, SVP Heather A. Humphrey sold 3,500 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. Old National National Bank In reported 0.02% in Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP). Analysts expect next quarter's EPS to be $0.15 and the next full year EPS is projected to be $1.71. GXP's profit would be $215.78M giving it 7.64 P/E if the $1.00 EPS is correct.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.12, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. Manufacturers Life Ins The has 317,167 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 41 funds opened positions while 108 raised stakes. 195.22 million shares or 2.48% more from 190.49 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Silvercrest Asset Grp holds 695,136 shares. Centre Asset Llc accumulated 272,557 shares. Ifc Inc Fl reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL). Insiders own 0.41% of the company's stock. Van Eck owns 180,339 shares or 0.13% of their U.S. portfolio. North Star Inv Corporation has invested 0% of its portfolio in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN). Boothbay Fund Limited Liability Company owns 31,788 shares. Leavell Invest Management Inc owns 14,883 shares. Putnam Invests Limited Liability Com reported 318,321 shares. 3,502 are owned by Sigma Planning Corp. Principal Fin Gru has 3.48 million shares. Guinness Atkinson Asset Mngmt Incorporated has 1,890 shares. Therefore 57% are positive. Hormel Foods Corporation had 39 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by SunTrust to "Hold" on Wednesday, May 24. Mariner Wealth Advisors Ltd Liability Company owns 18,030 shares. As per Monday, December 5, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Monday, January 9 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Thursday, June 15. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, September 29. Jefferies maintained it with "Sell" rating and $49.0 target in Tuesday, August 22 report. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, September 4 by Zacks.

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