Insider Selling: Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) EVP Sells 5,000 Shares of Stock

Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) EVP Greg A. Greenwood sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.32, for a total transaction of $296,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of NASDAQ EVRG opened at $60.15 on Friday. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $59.52. Evergy has a 1 year low of $54.17 and a 1 year high of $61.54.

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

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 20th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 30th were given a dividend of $0.475 per share. This represents a $1.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.16%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, May 29th.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in EVRG. Vanguard Group Inc grew its position in shares of Evergy by 0.7% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 29,586,321 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,624,880,000 after buying an additional 198,253 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of Evergy by 2.7% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 20,259,245 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,176,051,000 after buying an additional 539,149 shares during the period. FMR LLC grew its position in shares of Evergy by 16.7% during the 4th quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,503,322 shares of the company’s stock worth $425,963,000 after buying an additional 1,075,097 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its position in Evergy by 19.4% in the 1st quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 4,057,234 shares of the company’s stock valued at $235,523,000 after purchasing an additional 658,342 shares during the period. Finally, Commonwealth Bank of Australia grew its position in Evergy by 18.6% in the 1st quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 4,026,111 shares of the company’s stock valued at $233,707,000 after purchasing an additional 631,001 shares during the period.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on EVRG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Evergy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 24th. UBS Group lifted their price target on shares of Evergy from $58.00 to $61.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, June 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $61.00.

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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