Great Plains Energy (GXP) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.21

Media coverage about Great Plains Energy (NYSE:GXP) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Great Plains Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.4337300277113 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of GXP opened at $31.16 on Monday. Great Plains Energy has a 1 year low of $27.60 and a 1 year high of $34.72. The firm has a market cap of $6,720.13, a PE ratio of 17.91, a PEG ratio of 3.43 and a beta of 0.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 1.29 and a quick ratio of 1.10.

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Great Plains Energy (NYSE:GXP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 21st. The utilities provider reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.13. The business had revenue of $597.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $606.26 million. Great Plains Energy had a negative net margin of 3.92% and a positive return on equity of 5.25%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Great Plains Energy will post 1.82 earnings per share for the current year.

GXP has been the topic of several analyst reports. JPMorgan Chase raised their price target on shares of Great Plains Energy from $32.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. UBS assumed coverage on shares of Great Plains Energy in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $32.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks set a $29.00 price objective on shares of Great Plains Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Great Plains Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Great Plains Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Great Plains Energy presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $31.83.

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Great Plains Energy Company Profile

Great Plains Energy Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity. It also provides regulated steam services in St. Joseph, Missouri. The company generates electricity using coal, nuclear, natural gas, oil, wind, solar, landfill gas, and hydroelectric resources.

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