News articles about Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Evergy earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.3639826640719 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of NASDAQ EVRG traded down $0.07 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $57.61. The company had a trading volume of 1,977,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,371,880. Evergy has a one year low of $47.06 and a one year high of $57.99.

Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 9th. The company reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.56. The company had revenue of $893.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $623.51 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.50 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 46.6% on a year-over-year basis.

EVRG has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. SunTrust Banks initiated coverage on Evergy in a research report on Tuesday, June 5th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $61.00 price target on the stock. Guggenheim initiated coverage on Evergy in a research report on Friday, June 15th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $58.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Evergy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $63.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 6th. UBS Group raised their price target on Evergy from $56.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 21st. Finally, Bank of America initiated coverage on Evergy in a research report on Tuesday, June 5th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $59.75.

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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