Analyst Ratings for Great Plains Energy Inc. (GXP)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Great Plains Energy Inc. (NYSE:GXP) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, GXP received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 11 analysts covering the stock, 5 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for GXP. The maximum price target given was 33, implying potential capital gains of 7.74 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 27, which equates to a potential downside of -11.85 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -4.81 percent. That number becomes -7.14 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.16 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.75 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of GXP to grow at a rate of 33.29 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of GXP is 0.69.

In the last 52-weeks, GXP has achieved a high of 30.64 and a low of 25.85. Today's price is 18.49 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.03 percent below the high. GXP has a price/earnings ratio of 22.86. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GXP value stock report compares GXP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of GXP is $6.56 billion. GXP will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.