Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) SVP Charles A. Caisley sold 2,632 shares of Evergy stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.57, for a total transaction of $151,524.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.
NASDAQ:EVRG opened at $57.67 on Friday. Evergy has a 12 month low of $49.74 and a 12 month high of $61.10.
Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 21st. The company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by ($0.16). The company had revenue of $1.20 billion for 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 issued a $0.475 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 1st. This represents a $1.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.29%.
EVRG has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group cut shares of Evergy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $53.00 to $56.00 in a research report on Friday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Evergy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $64.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 11th. Finally, Bank of America raised shares of Evergy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Evergy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $60.14.
Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of EVRG. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Evergy by 11.7% in the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 21,248,712 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,166,980,000 after purchasing an additional 2,225,498 shares during the period. Zimmer Partners LP raised its holdings in shares of Evergy by 56.3% in the 3rd quarter. Zimmer Partners LP now owns 5,470,601 shares of the company’s stock worth $300,445,000 after purchasing an additional 1,970,694 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its holdings in shares of Evergy by 5,507.0% in the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 1,660,636 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,000 after purchasing an additional 1,631,019 shares during the period. Scout Investments Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Evergy by 446.5% in the 4th quarter. Scout Investments Inc. now owns 1,517,831 shares of the company’s stock worth $86,167,000 after purchasing an additional 1,240,119 shares during the period. Finally, FMR LLC raised its holdings in shares of Evergy by 16.7% in the 4th quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,503,322 shares of the company’s stock worth $425,963,000 after purchasing an additional 1,075,097 shares during the period.
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