Natixis Advisors L.P. increased its stake in shares of Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) by 23.4% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 33,005 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,259 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Evergy were worth $1,873,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in Evergy by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,080,468 shares of the company’s stock valued at $61,336,000 after purchasing an additional 22,091 shares during the period. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp grew its holdings in Evergy by 136.5% in the fourth quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 141,108 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,011,000 after purchasing an additional 81,440 shares during the period. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. acquired a new stake in Evergy in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $25,038,000. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. grew its holdings in Evergy by 11.2% in the fourth quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 107,231 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,087,000 after purchasing an additional 10,803 shares during the period. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its holdings in Evergy by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 216,004 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,703,000 after purchasing an additional 13,573 shares during the period.
EVRG has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group lowered Evergy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $53.00 to $56.00 in a report on Friday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised Evergy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $64.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, January 11th. Finally, Bank of America raised Evergy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, February 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $60.14.
NASDAQ EVRG opened at $58.00 on Friday. Evergy has a 1-year low of $49.74 and a 1-year high of $61.10.
Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 21st. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.24 by ($0.16). The firm had revenue of $1.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.26 billion.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 20th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 4th were given a $0.475 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 1st. This represents a $1.90 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.28%.
Evergy Company Profile
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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