Westar Energy Inc (WR)

55.07
0.57 1.00
NYSE : Utilities
Prev Close 54.50
Open 54.45
Day Low/High 54.45 / 55.29
52 Wk Low/High 34.90 / 57.24
Volume 524.68K
Avg Volume 1.72M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 141.73M
Market Cap 7.71B
EPS 2.10
P/E Ratio 24.83
Div & Yield 1.52 (2.80%)

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Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Verizon Is Building a Digital Empire

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WESTAR ENERGY (WR) SHAREHOLDER ALERT - Andrews & Springer LLC Is Investigating Westar Energy, Inc. For Potential Breaches Of Fiduciary Duty

WESTAR ENERGY (WR) SHAREHOLDER ALERT - Andrews & Springer LLC Is Investigating Westar Energy, Inc. For Potential Breaches Of Fiduciary Duty

Andrews & Springer LLC, a boutique securities class action law firm focused on representing shareholders nationwide, is investigating potential breach of fiduciary duty claims against Westar Energy, Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation Concerning The Fairness Of The Sale Of Westar Energy, Inc. To Great Plains Energy Incorporated

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation Concerning The Fairness Of The Sale Of Westar Energy, Inc. To Great Plains Energy Incorporated

The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: To: All Persons or Entities who purchased Westar Energy, Inc.

INVESTOR ALERT: Brower Piven Commences An Investigation Into The Proposed Sale Of Westar Energy, Inc. And Encourages Shareholders To Contact The Firm For Additional Information

INVESTOR ALERT: Brower Piven Commences An Investigation Into The Proposed Sale Of Westar Energy, Inc. And Encourages Shareholders To Contact The Firm For Additional Information

The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of Westar...

Westar Energy (WR) Stock Continues Rising on Merger

Westar Energy (WR) Stock Continues Rising on Merger

Shares of Westar Energy (WR) are higher Thursday after the company announced Great Plains Energy (GPX) offered to buy it for $8.6 billion earlier in the week.

WESTAR ENERGY, INC. SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Former SEC Attorney Willie Briscoe And Powers Taylor LLP Believe The Acquisition By Great Plains Energy Incorporated May Be Unfair To Shareholders

WESTAR ENERGY, INC. SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Former SEC Attorney Willie Briscoe And Powers Taylor LLP Believe The Acquisition By Great Plains Energy Incorporated May Be Unfair To Shareholders

Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor LLP are investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Westar Energy,...

Shareholder Alert: Brower Piven Commences An Investigation Into The Proposed Sale Of Westar Energy, Inc. And Encourages Investors To Contact The Firm For Additional Information

Shareholder Alert: Brower Piven Commences An Investigation Into The Proposed Sale Of Westar Energy, Inc. And Encourages Investors To Contact The Firm For Additional Information

The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of Westar...

Stocks on Track for Mixed May as Dow Loses Gains

Stocks on Track for Mixed May as Dow Loses Gains

Stock are on track for a mixed month as escalating fears over the likelihood of a summer rate hike from the Federal Reserve erases gains for the Dow.

Trending Tickers: AGN, WR, CLF, CCE, MKTO

Energy and oil shares soar as U.S. indices were mixed following a long weekend. 

Here’s Why Westar Energy Shares Are Up on Tuesday

Here’s Why Westar Energy Shares Are Up on Tuesday

Shares of Westar Energy climbed more than seven percent during midday trading on Tuesday after Great Plains Energy said it would buy the company for roughly $8.6 billion.

Stocks Waver as Boost in Spending Lifts Rate Hike Chances

Stocks Waver as Boost in Spending Lifts Rate Hike Chances

Stocks fluctuate Tuesday morning as a big boost in consumer spending in April increases the chances the Federal Reserve will implement another rate hike this summer.

Great Plains to Acquire Westar for $8.6B

Great Plains to Acquire Westar for $8.6B

The deal, which had been rumored, is expected to create long-term value for shareholders and cut costs for customers.

Heavy Volume And Pre-Market Movement For Westar Energy (WR)

Heavy Volume And Pre-Market Movement For Westar Energy (WR)

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Westar Energy (WR) as a pre-market mover with heavy volume candidate

Westar Energy (WR) Stock Surges on Planned Great Plains Energy Merger

Westar Energy (WR) Stock Surges on Planned Great Plains Energy Merger

Westar Energy (WR) stock is higher in pre-market trading on Tuesday, as Great Plains Energy plans to purchase the electric utility.

Stock Futures Higher as Spending Sees Biggest Jump in Seven Years

Stock Futures Higher as Spending Sees Biggest Jump in Seven Years

Stock futures hold slight gains on Tuesday after consumer spending in April shows its best gain since August 2009.

Great Plains Energy To Acquire Westar Energy, Creating Long-Term Value For Shareholders And Cost Savings For Customers

Great Plains Energy To Acquire Westar Energy, Creating Long-Term Value For Shareholders And Cost Savings For Customers

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP), the parent company of KCP&L, and Westar Energy, Inc.

Watch Out: Barbarians At The Gate For Westar Energy (WR)

Watch Out: Barbarians At The Gate For Westar Energy (WR)

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Westar Energy (WR) as a "barbarian at the gate" (strong stocks crossing above resistance with today's range greater than 200%) candidate

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US Oil Fund Raises Red Flag

USO closes below the April 27 breakout pivot, potentially signaling the end of the crude oil rally.

Nasdaq-100 May Bounce Into Weekend

It could mount a larger scale rally, but its technicals won’t improve until it closes above 4500