Nisa Investment Advisors LLC increased its holdings in Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) by 4.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 72,296 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,350 shares during the quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Evergy were worth $4,197,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in EVRG. Financial Architects Inc lifted its holdings in Evergy by 23.6% in the 4th quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 1,016 shares of the company’s stock valued at $58,000 after purchasing an additional 194 shares in the last quarter. Virtu Financial LLC lifted its holdings in Evergy by 3.3% in the 4th quarter. Virtu Financial LLC now owns 6,692 shares of the company’s stock valued at $380,000 after purchasing an additional 214 shares in the last quarter. First PREMIER Bank lifted its holdings in Evergy by 0.6% in the 4th quarter. First PREMIER Bank now owns 45,289 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,571,000 after purchasing an additional 255 shares in the last quarter. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Co Ltd. lifted its holdings in Evergy by 1.6% in the 4th quarter. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Co Ltd. now owns 16,430 shares of the company’s stock valued at $933,000 after purchasing an additional 260 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wade G W & Inc. lifted its holdings in Evergy by 3.4% in the 4th quarter. Wade G W & Inc. now owns 8,163 shares of the company’s stock valued at $463,000 after purchasing an additional 269 shares in the last quarter.

In other news, SVP Charles A. Caisley sold 2,632 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 15th. The shares were 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 Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Anthony D. Somma sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $57.10, for a total transaction of $114,200.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 15,632 shares of company stock valued at $896,194.

NASDAQ EVRG opened at $56.41 on Tuesday. Evergy has a 12 month low of $50.89 and a 12 month high of $61.10.

Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 21st. The company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by ($0.16). The firm had revenue of $1.20 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.26 billion.

EVRG has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Evergy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and upped their target price for the company from $53.00 to $56.00 in a report on Friday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Evergy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $64.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, January 11th. Finally, Bank of America upgraded shares of Evergy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, February 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Evergy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $60.14.

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Evergy Company Profile

Westar Energy, Inc engages in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Kansas. It provides electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina, and Hutchinson. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Topeka, KS.

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