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Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Trimmed By $821,142 Its Westar Energy (WR) Stake; New Ireland Fund Has 2.14 Sentiment

The stock increased 0.80% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $12.57. About 2,978 shares traded. The New Ireland Fund, Inc. (IRL) has risen 0.90% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.80% the S&P500.

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc decreased Westar Energy Inc (WR) stake by 31.08% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc sold 16,758 shares as Westar Energy Inc (WR)’s stock declined 2.17%. The Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc holds 37,155 shares with $1.84M value, down from 53,913 last quarter. Westar Energy Inc now has $7.03 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.06% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $49.45. About 250,071 shares traded. Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) has declined 0.52% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Westar Energy (NYSE:WR), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Westar Energy had 19 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 12. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Friday, February 26. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Thursday, January 25. JP Morgan maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $44 target in Friday, March 11 report. Gabelli downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, June 1 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Evercore given on Tuesday, July 11. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, November 6. The stock of Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) earned “Equalweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, June 2. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, July 11 by J.P. Morgan. Argus Research downgraded the shares of WR in report on Friday, April 15 to “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.61, from 0.67 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 23 investors sold WR shares while 84 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 100.24 million shares or 0.51% more from 99.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Macquarie Group Inc accumulated 0% or 41,951 shares. Investment Ser has 0.39% invested in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR). New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) for 301,100 shares. Profund Advisors Ltd Liability Co reported 26,914 shares. Moreover, Omers Administration has 0.01% invested in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR). Connecticut-based Aqr Cap Management Lc has invested 0% in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR). Citigroup Incorporated has invested 0% in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR). 11,759 are owned by Mariner Wealth Advsrs Ltd Liability Co. Utd Advisers Ltd Liability Corp, a California-based fund reported 5,762 shares. Oakbrook Invs Limited Liability Co holds 6,058 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Swiss National Bank has 906,900 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Co, New York-based fund reported 129,968 shares. Moreover, Gabelli Investment Advisers Inc has 1.29% invested in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR). 2,364 are held by Wolverine Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation. Deutsche Savings Bank Ag, Germany-based fund reported 432,500 shares.

Shaker Financial Services Llc holds 0.65% of its portfolio in The New Ireland Fund, Inc. for 89,138 shares. Alpine Global Management Llc owns 43,953 shares or 0.17% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Bulldog Investors Llc has 0.13% invested in the company for 31,795 shares. The Virginia-based 1607 Capital Partners Llc has invested 0.11% in the stock. City Of London Investment Management Co Ltd, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 66,000 shares.

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