Two Sigma Investments LP Decreases Position in Evergy (EVRG)
Two Sigma Investments LP trimmed its holdings in Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) by 3.2% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 128,499 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,278 shares during the quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP’s holdings in Evergy were worth $7,295,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of EVRG. Altshuler Shaham Ltd purchased a new stake in Evergy during the 4th quarter valued at about $26,000. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its position in Evergy by 5,507.0% during the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 1,660,636 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,000 after purchasing an additional 1,631,019 shares during the last quarter. Bremer Trust National Association purchased a new stake in Evergy during the 4th quarter valued at about $31,000. Riverview Trust Co purchased a new stake in Evergy during the 4th quarter valued at about $37,000. Finally, Mondrian Investment Partners LTD purchased a new stake in Evergy during the 4th quarter valued at about $38,000.
Shares of NASDAQ EVRG opened at $58.00 on Monday. Evergy has a 52-week low of $49.74 and a 52-week high of $61.10.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 20th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 4th were issued a dividend of $0.475 per share. This represents a $1.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 1st.
Several brokerages recently commented on EVRG. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Evergy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Bank of America raised shares of Evergy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group downgraded shares of Evergy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $53.00 to $56.00 in a research report on Friday, January 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $60.14.
In other news, EVP Anthony D. Somma sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.04, for a total transaction of $59,040.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Richard L. Hawley acquired 500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 26th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $55.63 per share, for a total transaction of $27,815.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 13,632 shares of company stock worth $781,994.
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