Stock To Watch: Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR)


The leading market experts have placed a mean price target of $57.08 on Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) stock. This price level, which is estimated to be attained in one-year, indicates the mean of stock opinions given by the companies included in the First Call survey. The renowned research firms have predicted earnings of $0.43 a share for the upcoming quarter and $2.45 for the current fiscal.

Technical View

The technical analysis of Westar Energy, Inc. Common Stoc plainly substantiates that the 50-day moving average of Westar Energy, Inc. Common Stoc is $55.26, and stock is trading $-1.34 points away or -2.43% from its 50-day moving average of $55.26. Further it is trading $2.55 or +4.96% away its 200-day moving average of $51.37. Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) 52-week high is $57.25 and the 52-week low is $34.90.

This explains if the stock moves $-3.33, it will post a 52-week high. In event of +54.50% decline, a 52-week low will be hit.

Taking the valuation aspect to emphasize the valuation of Westar Energy, Inc. Common Stoc, shareholders can apply financial tool known as price-to-earnings ratio. This financial ratio assesses stock’s valuation by considering the relative expense of the stock. Following this ratio, Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) ratio came in at 24.39.

The stock last ended the trading session at $53.92 and registered a market cap of $7.64B. To appraise firm’s growth, the shareholders take help of the Price-to-Earnings-Growth ratio. When a stock has a higher PEG ratio, it is suggestive of lower stock appreciation in approaching sessions. A stock comes in the group of undervalued stocks when its PEG ratio falls in between 0 and 1. Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) PEG ratio is at 4.37.

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