Insider Deal: Anthony Somma Sold 12,000 Shares of Westar Energy, Inc. (WR); 3 Bullish Analysts Covering RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (RICK)

Westar Energy Inc Ks’s SVP – CFO and Treasurer Anthony Somma unloaded 12,000 shares of the firm in a broker transaction dated March 14, 2018. The shares were sold at the average stock price of $49.9, for a cumulative sell value of $599,147. A report accessible here revealed this sale activity. It was revealed on March 14, 2018 and filled with U.S. SEC. Now, Anthony Somma holds 55,489 shares or roughly 0.04% of the Company’s total market cap (Market Capitalization is a measurement of business value based on share price and number of shares outstanding).

Among 3 analysts covering RCI Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. RCI Hospitality Holdings had 7 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by Westpark Capital. The rating was maintained by Westpark Capital on Thursday, June 8 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 10 by Westpark Capital. Sidoti initiated it with “Buy” rating and $27 target in Friday, December 2 report. The stock of RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RICK) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 12 by Westpark Capital. TheStreet upgraded the shares of RICK in report on Thursday, August 27 to “Hold” rating. As per Monday, April 11, the company rating was initiated by Merriman. See RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RICK) latest ratings:

11/10/2017 Broker: Westpark Capital Rating: Buy Maintain

Among 9 analysts covering Westar Energy (NYSE:WR), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Westar Energy has $60 highest and $39 lowest target. $53.86’s average target is 7.01% above currents $50.33 stock price. Westar Energy had 19 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 15 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, June 1 by Mizuho. As per Monday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, March 11 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Hold” rating by Gabelli given on Wednesday, June 1. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Tuesday, July 11 to “Overweight”. On Monday, March 14 the stock rating was initiated by Mizuho with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Tuesday, October 13 with “Buy”. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, October 12 report. UBS maintained Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) on Thursday, October 8 with “Neutral” rating.

The stock increased 0.84% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $50.33. About 177,952 shares traded. Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) has declined 0.52% since March 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 23 investors sold Westar Energy, Inc. 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. 28,610 were accumulated by Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky. Ig Invest Management Ltd accumulated 19,200 shares. Metropolitan Life Communication New York has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR). Voya Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 51,198 shares. Moreover, Balyasny Asset Management Limited Com has 0.09% invested in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR). Franklin Res reported 1.86M shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Assetmark has invested 0% of its portfolio in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR). Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability Com has 837,521 shares. The New Jersey-based Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt has invested 0.05% in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0.01% in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR). Invesco Limited reported 0.01% stake. Ameritas Investment Prns holds 0.1% or 42,507 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt holds 20,721 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Jones Fincl Lllp has 0% invested in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) for 17,897 shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR).

Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas. The company has market cap of $7.16 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 22.17 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.

Analysts await Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $0.47 earnings per share, up 11.90% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.42 per share. WR’s profit will be $66.85M for 26.77 P/E if the $0.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.24 actual earnings per share reported by Westar Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 95.83% EPS growth.

RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the hospitality and related businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $292.14 million. It operates in two divisions, Nightclubs and Bombshells Restaurants/Sports Bars. It has a 14.87 P/E ratio. The firm owns and/or operates upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals under the RickÂ’s Cabaret, Vivid Cabaret, TootsieÂ’s Cabaret, Club Onyx, Jaguars Club, XTC Cabaret, Hoops Cabaret, Downtown Cabaret, Temptations, Silver City Cabaret, FoxyÂ’s Cabaret, Cabaret East, and The Seville brands.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.15, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 11 investors sold RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. shares while 17 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 23 raised stakes. 4.63 million shares or 1.05% more from 4.58 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Manufacturers Life Insurance The reported 8,214 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Lc owns 94,134 shares. 28,055 are owned by Eam Invsts Limited Com. Bessemer Gp has invested 0% of its portfolio in RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RICK). Brandywine Global Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability Com holds 7,138 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 0% or 1,500 shares. Royal Bancshares Of Canada stated it has 0% of its portfolio in RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RICK). Vanguard Gru Inc has 412,678 shares. 39,786 are owned by Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Com. Fincl Bank Of America De reported 3,168 shares. Martingale Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 15,700 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. California Employees Retirement accumulated 35,100 shares or 0% of the stock. Invesco Limited holds 19,853 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase has 86,400 shares. 1 were reported by Citigroup.

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