Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) EVP Greg A. Greenwood sold 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.28, for a total value of $458,240.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.
Shares of Evergy stock traded up $0.55 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $57.67. The company had a trading volume of 6,149,190 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,971,106. Evergy has a 52-week low of $49.74 and a 52-week high of $61.10.
Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) last posted its quarterly 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 company had revenue of $1.20 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.26 billion.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 20th. Investors of record on Monday, March 4th will be paid a $0.475 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 1st. This represents a $1.90 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.29%.
Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Altshuler Shaham Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Evergy in the 4th quarter worth approximately $26,000. Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in Evergy during the 4th quarter valued at $28,000. Bremer Trust National Association purchased a new stake in Evergy during the 4th quarter valued at $31,000. Riverview Trust Co purchased a new stake in Evergy during the 4th quarter valued at $37,000. Finally, Mondrian Investment Partners LTD purchased a new stake in Evergy during the 4th quarter valued at $38,000.
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on EVRG shares. Bank of America raised Evergy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Evergy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group lowered Evergy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $53.00 to $56.00 in a research report on Friday, January 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Evergy presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $60.14.
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