Ledyard National Bank bought a new stake in shares of Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 94,950 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,711,000.
Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Evergy by 2.1% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,080,468 shares of the company’s stock valued at $61,336,000 after acquiring an additional 22,091 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Evergy by 6.4% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 3,525,405 shares of the company’s stock valued at $199,800,000 after acquiring an additional 212,498 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. purchased a new position in Evergy during the 4th quarter valued at about $418,000. Washington Trust Bank purchased a new position in Evergy during the 1st quarter valued at about $26,000. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its stake in shares of Evergy by 5.9% in the 1st quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 339,970 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,733,000 after buying an additional 18,971 shares during the period.
EVRG has been the subject of several recent research reports. UBS Group lifted their price objective on Evergy from $58.00 to $61.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, June 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut Evergy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $65.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Thursday, July 18th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $61.20.
Shares of EVRG opened at $60.48 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $60.90. Evergy has a 1 year low of $54.19 and a 1 year high of $62.12.
Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 8th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.22 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.20 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.34 EPS.
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