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Westar Energy (WR) - FREE Research Report

Sterbenz Douglas R who is EVP & Chief Operating Officer at Westar Energy sold 8,885 shares at $34.11 on March 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Operating Officer owned 45,240 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.42% with the 8,885-share transaction.

Greenwood Greg A who is SVP, Strategy at Westar Energy sold 2,653 shares at $34.50 on March 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Strategy owned 34,017 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.23% with the 2,653-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.12, down $0.38, or 1.11% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Westar Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,900

The average volume for Westar Energy has been 928,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Westar Energy has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 7.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Kansas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.06%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Westar Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Westar Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Westar Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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