Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) SVP Heather A. Humphrey sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.24, for a total value of $58,240.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of NASDAQ:EVRG traded up $1.32 on Wednesday, reaching $59.96. 1,427,054 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,764,807. Evergy has a 52 week low of $50.89 and a 52 week high of $61.10.

Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 8th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.22 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.20 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.34 earnings per share.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 20th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.475 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 29th. This represents a $1.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.17%.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc grew its stake in shares of Evergy by 0.7% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 29,586,321 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,624,880,000 after buying an additional 198,253 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Evergy by 2.7% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 20,259,245 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,176,051,000 after buying an additional 539,149 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its stake in shares of Evergy by 16.7% during the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,503,322 shares of the company’s stock valued at $425,963,000 after buying an additional 1,075,097 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its stake in shares of Evergy by 19.4% during the first quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 4,057,234 shares of the company’s stock valued at $235,523,000 after buying an additional 658,342 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth Bank of Australia grew its stake in shares of Evergy by 18.6% during the first quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 4,026,111 shares of the company’s stock valued at $233,707,000 after buying an additional 631,001 shares during the last quarter.

A number of research firms recently commented on EVRG. Bank of America raised Evergy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, February 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised Evergy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $60.14.

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About Evergy

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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