Janus Henderson Group PLC reduced its stake in shares of Evergy (NASDAQ:EVRG) by 10.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 3,652,457 shares of the company’s stock after selling 404,777 shares during the quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC owned approximately 1.50% of Evergy worth $219,696,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Truvestments Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Evergy in the first quarter valued at approximately $25,000. Blue Sky Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Evergy in the first quarter valued at approximately $32,000. Bremer Bank National Association acquired a new stake in Evergy in the first quarter valued at approximately $37,000. Centersquare Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Evergy in the first quarter valued at approximately $38,000. Finally, Icon Wealth Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Evergy in the first quarter valued at approximately $40,000.
NASDAQ EVRG traded up $0.02 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $63.76. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 7,791 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,668,699. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $61.11. Evergy has a 1-year low of $54.19 and a 1-year high of $63.93.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 30th will be paid a $0.475 dividend. This represents a $1.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.98%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 29th.
In other news, SVP Heather A. Humphrey sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.24, for a total value of $58,240.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Greg A. Greenwood sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.32, for a total transaction of $296,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
A number of research firms have issued reports on EVRG. SunTrust Banks lifted their target price on shares of Evergy from $66.00 to $67.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 9th. UBS Group lifted their target price on shares of Evergy from $58.00 to $61.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, June 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Evergy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Thursday, July 18th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $62.17.
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