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Sns Financial Group Cut Target (TGT) Position By $2.98 Million; Westar Energy (WR) Has 1.28 Sentiment

Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas. The company has market cap of $7.18 billion. The firm has 6,292 megawatts of electric generation capacity that produces electricity through various fuel types, including coal, uranium, natural gas, and diesel. It has a 20.98 P/E ratio. It also owns approximately 6,400 miles of transmission lines, 24,000 miles of overhead distribution lines, and 5,000 miles of underground distribution lines.

Sns Financial Group Llc decreased Target Corp (TGT) stake by 79.03% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Sns Financial Group Llc sold 51,307 shares as Target Corp (TGT)’s stock declined 14.90%. The Sns Financial Group Llc holds 13,616 shares with $803,000 value, down from 64,923 last quarter. Target Corp now has $41.45 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $76.25. About 339,087 shares traded. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has declined 16.51% since February 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.21% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. Target Corporation had 83 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, June 20, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 18 by Bank of America. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, September 28. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Thursday, November 19. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, August 18. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Thursday, November 16 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, May 16 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Monday, September 12. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, February 25.

Analysts await Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $1.19 earnings per share, down 17.93% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.45 per share. TGT’s profit will be $646.84M for 16.02 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual earnings per share reported by Target Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 30.77% EPS growth.

Sns Financial Group Llc increased Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VWO) stake by 15,479 shares to 396,375 valued at $17.27M in 2017Q3. It also upped Vanguard Index Fds (VTI) stake by 3,564 shares and now owns 28,098 shares. Vanguard Bd Index Fd Inc (BND) was raised too.

The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $50.55. About 18,654 shares traded. Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) has declined 0.52% since February 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500.

Analysts await Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.39 EPS, up 2.63% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.38 per share. WR’s profit will be $55.42 million for 32.40 P/E if the $0.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.11 actual EPS reported by Westar Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -64.86% negative EPS growth.

Highvista Strategies Llc holds 3.08% of its portfolio in Westar Energy, Inc. for 273,286 shares. Water Island Capital Llc owns 708,068 shares or 1.66% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Gabelli & Co Investment Advisers Inc. has 1.29% invested in the company for 225,332 shares. The Connecticut-based Yakira Capital Management Inc. has invested 1.23% in the stock. Rockland Trust Co, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 154,770 shares.

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