The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Monday, August 29 by Suntrust Robinson. The legal version of this piece can be read at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/10/13/great-plains-energy-inc-gxp-stock-rating-upgraded-by-zacks-investment-research.html. They now have $35.00 price objective on the utilities provider's stock.
Looking forward, the company's quarterly earnings are expected to come at $1 in the three months through September 2017 and $0.16 in the quarter ending December 2017, reflecting 0% and 23.08% growth, respectively. Cowen & Co has "Market Perform" rating and $19 target. Deutsche Bank downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Thursday, November 5 report.
Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GXP) is recuperating from the fall at $25.85, the 52-week low. About 306,030 shares traded.
According to Zacks, "Great Plains Energy Incorporated engages in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to customers located in all or portions of numerous counties in western Missouri and eastern Kansas". The 1-year high was reported on Oct, 12 by Barchart.com. We have $32.61 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:GXP worth $204.90 million more. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.77 and a beta of 0.40. The Firm operates through electric utility segment. It has a 20.79 P/E ratio. The Company's subsidiaries with operations include Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO). Therefore 54% are positive. Finally, Prudential PLC lifted its position in shares of Great Plains Energy by 46.7% during the 2nd quarter. Great Plains Energy presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $31.75. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Tuesday, August 25 to "Sell". The firm has "Buy" rating by Bank of America given on Monday, October 3. JP Morgan maintained Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP) rating on Friday, March 11. UBS initiated the stock with "Neutral" rating in Thursday, January 5 report. Barclays Capital has "Equal-Weight" rating and $29 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Nuvista Energy Ltd (TSE:NVA) on Monday, October 31 with "Outperform" rating. As per Friday, March 31, the company rating was maintained by Evercore. TD Securities maintained Nuvista Energy Ltd (TSE:NVA) on Wednesday, August 12 with "Buy" rating. The stock of Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, March 11 by JP Morgan.
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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q2 2017. Equities research analysts predict that Great Plains Energy will post $1.60 EPS for the current fiscal year. It is negative, as 38 investors sold Great Plains Energy Incorporated shares while 106 reduced holdings. The utilities provider reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.47 by ($0.04). Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky has 0.01% invested in Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP) for 39,163 shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al holds 73,600 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. The France-based Natixis has invested 0.36% in Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP). Ladenburg Thalmann upgraded Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP) on Wednesday, October 26 to "Buy" rating. Asset Management One Co. Prelude Cap Mgmt Ltd Com has 4,540 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Dean Associates Limited Co, Ohio-based fund reported 24,708 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Com accumulated 8.75M shares. TPH Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Great Plains Energy during the third quarter worth $1,914,000. American Century holds 0.02% or 638,779 shares. Ent owns 29,421 shares or 0.43% of their U.S. portfolio. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 29th were issued a dividend of $0.275 per share. Aperio Gp Ltd Liability reported 0.01% stake. Regentatlantic Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP). The overall volume in the last trading session was 2.28 million shares. GXP's profit would be $215.72 million giving it 7.95 P/E if the $1.00 EPS is correct.
Great Plains Energy (NYSE:GXP) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. Its down 0.01, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. Currently, 216.15 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 214.89 million shares have been available to trade. Keybank Association Oh owns 0% invested in Evertec Inc (NYSE:EVTC) for 16,500 shares. 172,691 are held by Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership. Horizon Investment Services LLC now owns 27,838 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $815,000 after buying an additional 3,289 shares in the last quarter. Amer Incorporated invested in 37,534 shares. Webster Bank & Trust N A holds 0% or 700 shares in its portfolio. Df Dent Co has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Evertec Inc (NYSE:EVTC).
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