News coverage about Great Plains Energy (NYSE:GXP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Great Plains Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.6953224764287 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Great Plains Energy (GXP) traded down $0.65 on Monday, reaching $29.52. 1,828,100 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,383,080. The company has a current ratio of 1.44, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. Great Plains Energy has a 12 month low of $27.02 and a 12 month high of $34.72. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,506.51, a P/E ratio of 147.61, a P/E/G ratio of 3.32 and a beta of 0.38.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. UBS Group assumed coverage on shares of Great Plains Energy in a research report on Friday. They set a “neutral” rating and a $32.00 price target for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price target on shares of Great Plains Energy from $37.00 to $34.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. SunTrust Banks set a $29.00 price target on shares of Great Plains Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Great Plains Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Great Plains Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.29.

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Great Plains Energy Company Profile

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (Great Plains Energy) is a utility holding company. The Company operates through electric utility segment. The Company’s subsidiaries with operations include Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO). KCP&L is an integrated, regulated electric utility that provides electricity to customers primarily in the states of Missouri and Kansas.

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