Schaper Benz Wise Investment Counsel Incwi buys $6,171,504 stake in Westar Energy Inc (WR)

Westar Energy Inc (WR) : Schaper Benz Wise Investment Counsel Incwi scooped up 225 additional shares in Westar Energy Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 21, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 123,110 shares of Westar Energy Inc which is valued at $6,171,504.Westar Energy Inc makes up approximately 1.14% of Schaper Benz Wise Investment Counsel Incwi’s portfolio.

Westar Energy Inc opened for trading at $50.57 and hit $51.2101 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $50.98, with a gain of 0.81% or 0.41 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 9,09,070 shares. Company has a market cap of $7,220 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Raymond James Trust N.a. added WR to its portfolio by purchasing 4,833 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $242,278. Westar Energy Inc makes up approx 0.02% of Raymond James Trust N.a.’s portfolio.Edmonds Duncan Registered Investment Advisors reduced its stake in WR by selling 2,136 shares or 10.45% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 18,310 shares of WR which is valued at $917,880. Westar Energy Inc makes up approx 0.60% of Edmonds Duncan Registered Investment Advisors’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Westar Energy Inc reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.08 based on the information available during the earnings call on Feb 24, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.36. The company had revenue of $546.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $634.59 million. The company’s revenue was down -8.5 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.33 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Westar Energy Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Apr 22, 2016 to “Equal Weight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 45 from a previous price target of $43 .Mizuho Initiated Westar Energy Inc on Mar 14, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $55.Westar Energy Inc was Downgraded by Wells Fargo to ” Market Perform” on Feb 26, 2016.

Westar Energy Inc. (Westar Energy) is an electric utility in Kansas. The Company provides electric generation transmission and distribution services to approximately 693000 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 Energy’s 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 6645 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity in service. Its installed wind power generation capacity is around 515 MW.

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