Westar Energy (WR) has been under a strong bear grip, hence the stock is down -1.72% when compared to the S&P 500 in the past 4 weeks. However, in the near-term, buying emerged at lower levels and the stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by 1.8% in the past 1 week. The stock has risen by 1.13% in the past week indicating that the buyers are active at lower levels, but the stock is down -1.93% in the past 4 weeks.
Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week The stock has recorded a twenty day Moving Average of 0.61% and the fifty day Moving Average is 1.4%. Westar Energy, Inc. is up 3.69% in the last three month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 30.53%.
Westar Energy (WR) : Currently there are 5 street experts covering Westar Energy (WR) stock. The most bullish and bearish price target for the stock is $60 and $41 respectively for the short term. The average price target of all the analysts comes to $53. The estimated standard deviation from the target is $9.64.
Westar Energy (NYSE:WR): stock turned positive on Friday. Though the stock opened at $54.48, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $54.92 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $54.2425 and closed the trading day at $54.5, in the green by 0.22%. The total traded volume for the day was 696,639. The stock had closed at $54.38 in the previous days trading.
Westar Energy, Inc. (Westar Energy) is an electric utility in Kansas. The Company provides electric generation, transmission and distribution services to approximately 693,000 customers in Kansas. The Company provides these services in central and northeastern Kansas, including the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina and Hutchinson. Kansas Gas and Electric Company (KGE), Westar Energys wholly owned subsidiary, provides the services in south-central and southeastern Kansas, including the city of Wichita. Both Westar Energy and KGE conduct business using the name Westar Energy. The Company supplies electric energy at retail to customers in Kansas. The Company also supplies electric energy at wholesale to municipalities and electric cooperatives in Kansas. The Company classifies it customer as residential, commercial and industrial. It has around 6,645 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity in service. Its installed wind power generation capacity is around 515 MW.