Analyst Ratings for Westar Energy Inc. (WR)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Westar Energy Inc. (NYSE:WR) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, WR received an average rating of Hold.

2 analysts declared WR a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 2. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for WR. The most optimistic price target was 54, implying a possible profit of 7.14 percent. The minimum price target given was 46.5, implying a possible loss of -7.74 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of WR to grow at a rate of 5.14 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of WR is 4.1.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WR hit 57.50 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 49.21. Today's price is 2.42 percent above the 52-week low, and 12.35 percent below the high. WR has a price/earnings ratio of 21.07. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WR value stock report compares WR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of WR is $7.15 billion. WR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.