Westar Energy Inc (WR)

49.72
0.40 0.81
NYSE : Utilities
Prev Close 50.12
Open 50.21
Day Low/High 49.69 / 50.24
52 Wk Low/High 49.21 / 57.50
Volume 416.91K
Avg Volume 745.50K
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 142.09M
Market Cap 7.13B
EPS 2.40
P/E Ratio 20.75
Div & Yield 1.60 (3.20%)

Latest News

Great Plains Energy And Westar Energy Announce Amended Agreement, Agree To A No-Premium Merger Of Equals To Form Leading Electric Utility

Great Plains Energy And Westar Energy Announce Amended Agreement, Agree To A No-Premium Merger Of Equals To Form Leading Electric Utility

Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) and Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) today announced that both companies' boards of directors have unanimously approved a revised transaction that involves no premium paid or...

Kansas Corporation Commission Denies Great Plains Energy And Westar Energy Petition For Reconsideration

Today the Kansas Corporation Commission ("Commission" or "KCC") denied the Petition for Reconsideration filed jointly by Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) and Westar Energy, Inc.

Great Plains Energy And Westar Energy File Petition For Reconsideration With Kansas Corporation Commission

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) and Westar Energy, Inc.

Westar Energy, NextEra Energy Resources Celebrate Commissioning Of Two Wind Energy Centers, $650 Million Investment In Kansas

Gov. Brownback says projects help move Kansas closer to 50 percent renewable energy goal

Health Care and Pharma Feeling the Wrath of Trump: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Wednesday 1/11/17)

Health Care and Pharma Feeling the Wrath of Trump: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Wednesday 1/11/17)

Just because Trump's pro-business doesn't mean he's pro-stock market, says Jim Cramer.

Berkshire Hathaway, SAP, Dominion Resources: 'Mad Money' Lightning Round

Berkshire Hathaway, SAP, Dominion Resources: 'Mad Money' Lightning Round

Jim Cramer's bullish on BRK.B, D, SAP, FCX; but he's bearish on HYH.

'Mad Money' Lightning Round: Cramer Is Bullish on Nucor, EOG Resources, Mattel

'Mad Money' Lightning Round: Cramer Is Bullish on Nucor, EOG Resources, Mattel

Nucor has more room to run than AK Steel, and Jim Cramer prefers Freeport-McMoRan to Rio Tinto.

Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Think You Missed the Trump Rally?

Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Think You Missed the Trump Rally?

This rally is more sustainable than many people think, says Jim Cramer.

4 Big-Volume Stocks to Add to Your Buy List -- Plus 3 to Avoid

4 Big-Volume Stocks to Add to Your Buy List -- Plus 3 to Avoid

Here's a technical look at how to trade some of the most active stocks on the market right now.

Great Plains Energy And Westar Energy Shareholders Approve Merger Related Proposals At Special Shareholder Meetings

Great Plains Energy And Westar Energy Shareholders Approve Merger Related Proposals At Special Shareholder Meetings

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

Great Plains Energy And Westar Energy Schedule Special Shareholder Meetings

Great Plains Energy And Westar Energy Schedule Special Shareholder Meetings

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

'Mad Money' Lightning Round: Why Isn't Taser's Stock Higher?

'Mad Money' Lightning Round: Why Isn't Taser's Stock Higher?

Cramer is no fan of Chesapeake Energy and thinks Gartner has great growth.

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

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

Buying Yahoo!'s core assets is the start of something very big, Cramer says.

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.

TheStreet Quant Rating: A- (Buy)