There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for Evergy Inc. (EVRG) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.36, or 0.57%, to $63.29. The Evergy Inc. has recorded 37,222 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Evergy Announces Dec. 28, 2022, Transfer to Nasdaq Stock Market.
As a NYSE listed company, EVRG falls under the Utilities sector while operating within the Utilities – Regulated Electric industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $62.93 and fluctuated between $63.72 as its day high and $62.38 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Evergy Inc. is $14.58B. A total of 0.74 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.13M shares.
Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, EVRG has seen 1 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 1,301 and the disposition of 381 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 26 BUYs and 24 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 89,996 shares during that period but sold 25,306.
In the most recent transaction, Lawrence Sandra AJ sold 400 shares of EVRG for 70.01 per share on Jun 03. After the transaction, the Director now owns 480 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jun 02, Lawrence Sandra AJ sold 400 shares at 69.98 per share. EVRG shares that Director owns now total 880.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Lawrence Sandra AJ disposed of 400 shares on May 26 at a per-share price of $69.79. This resulted in the Director holding 1,280 shares of EVRG after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Lawrence Sandra AJ sold 500 shares at $69.48 per share on May 25. Company shares held by the Director now total 1,680.
Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Evergy Inc. pays an annual dividend of $2.45, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.89%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.16. EVRG’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/17/2022 when it declared a $0.6125 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/20/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/20/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 8/18/2022. The EVRG stock dividend was $0.5725 per share in cash.
In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for EVRG in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $64.86 with high estimates of $72.00 and low estimates of $54.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, EVRG has a high of $73.12 and a low of $54.12.
As of this writing, EVRG has an earnings estimate of $1.88 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.96 per share and a lower estimate of $1.8. The company reported an EPS of $0.58 in the last quarter, which was 5.50% higher than expectations of $0.55.
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The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects.
The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 9 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for EVRG is Overweight with a score of 3.17. A total of 2 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 5 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.