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Westar Energy, Inc. (WR)


NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
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52.8700+0.37 (+0.70%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
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Previous Close52.5000
Open52.6000
Bid0.0000 x
Ask0.0000 x
Day's Range52.5100 - 52.8800
52 Week Range50.3500 - 57.5000
Volume697,797
Avg. Volume924,858
Market Cap7.51B
Beta0.35
PE Ratio (TTM)22.12
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Dividend & Yield1.60 (3.09%)
Ex-Dividend Date2017-03-07
1y Target EstN/A
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  • American City Business Journals2 days ago

    Kansas regulators hand Great Plains/Westar deal yet another defeat

    The attempt by Great Plains Energy Inc. to acquire Westar Energy Inc. has suffered yet another crippling blow from the Kansas Corporation Commission, which denied an application for reconsideration. The two companies filed a formal petition for reconsideration of the KCC’s decision to reject their merger plans in early May. They requested additional time to revisit the $12.2 billion deal to find ways to satisfy the regulatory body's concerns about the price being too high, causing Kansas City-based Great Plains to become over-leveraged and threatening jobs at Westar's corporate headquarters in Topeka.

  • Associated Press16 days ago

    Westar posts 1Q profit

    The Topeka, Kansas-based company said it had profit of 42 cents per share. The electric utility posted revenue of $572.6 million in the period. Westar shares have fallen 7 percent since the beginning of ...

  • American City Business Journals18 days ago

    Why you should (continue to) care about the $12.2B Great Plains/Westar merger

    Great Plains Energy Inc. (GXP) is taking another shot at acquiring Westar Energy Inc. (WR), which is a huge business story in the Kansas City area for many reasons. Acquisitions worth $12.2 billion don't happen in Kansas City very often.