GSA Capital Partners LLP lifted its stake in shares of Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) by 346.1% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 25,292 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 19,623 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in Evergy were worth $1,389,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of EVRG. M&R Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Evergy during the second quarter worth about $102,000. Proficio Capital Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Evergy during the second quarter worth about $102,000. JNBA Financial Advisors lifted its position in shares of Evergy by 2,742.5% during the third quarter. JNBA Financial Advisors now owns 2,075 shares of the company’s stock worth $114,000 after purchasing an additional 2,002 shares during the last quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Evergy during the second quarter worth about $116,000. Finally, Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. bought a new position in shares of Evergy during the third quarter worth about $119,000.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Evergy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 10th. Wells Fargo & Co set a $62.00 price target on shares of Evergy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 5th. Finally, UBS Group reduced their price target on shares of Evergy from $60.00 to $58.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, September 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $60.80.
EVRG opened at $60.31 on Friday. Evergy has a fifty-two week low of $47.06 and a fifty-two week high of $61.10.
Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 8th. The company reported $1.32 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.26 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $1.58 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.67 billion. Evergy’s revenue was up 99.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.11 EPS.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 20th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.475 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 28th. This represents a $1.90 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.15%.
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Evergy Company Profile
Westar Energy, Inc engages in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Kansas. It provides electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina, and Hutchinson. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Topeka, KS.
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