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Evergy, Inc (EVRG) is a leading utilities-regulated electric business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$63.78 after a previous close of US$64.01. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD63.53 to a high of USD64.22. The latest price was USD64.19 (25 minute delay). Evergy is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Evergy
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Evergy. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: EVRG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Evergy reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$62.72, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Evergy, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Evergy. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Evergy key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Evergy stock a buy or sell?
- Evergy performance over time
- Can I short Evergy shares?
- Are Evergy shares over-valued?
- Evergy's financials
- How volatile are Evergy shares?
- Does Evergy pay a dividend?
- Have Evergy shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Evergy share priceUse our graph to track the performance of EVRG stocks over time.
Evergy shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$47.2611 - US$64.7037|
|50-day moving average||US$62.8494|
|200-day moving average||US$57.7374|
|Dividend yield||US$2.08 (3.32%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$3.25|
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Evergy price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-12)||4.36%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||11.29%|
|6 months (2020-12-11)||16.43%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||6.84%|
|2 years (2019-06-12)||6.31%|
|3 years (2018-06-12)||22.85%|
|5 years (2016-06-10)||13.87%|
Is Evergy under- or over-valued?
Valuing Evergy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Evergy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Evergy's P/E ratio
Evergy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Evergy shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Evergy's PEG ratio
Evergy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4724. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Evergy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Evergy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Evergy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$5.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||23.17%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$2.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.89%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.7%|
|Market capitalisation||US$14.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Evergy shares
There are currently 1.6 million Evergy shares held short by investors – that's known as Evergy's "short interest". This figure is 33% down from 2.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Evergy shares can be evaluated.
Evergy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Evergy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Evergy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Evergy shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Evergy's SIR currently stands at 1.3. In other words for every 100,000 Evergy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1300 shares are currently held short.
However Evergy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Evergy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Evergy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Evergy's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Evergy shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.008% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Evergy shares, roughly 8 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Evergy.
Find out more about how you can short Evergy stock.
Evergy share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 66.35% of net profits
Recently Evergy has paid out, on average, around 66.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Evergy shareholders could enjoy a 3.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Evergy's case, that would currently equate to about $2.08 per share.
Evergy's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Evergy's most recent dividend payout was on 20 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Evergy's shares ever split?
Evergy's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 May 1987. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Evergy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Evergy shares which in turn could have impacted Evergy's share price.
Evergy share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Evergy's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$47.2611 up to US$64.7037. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Evergy's is 0.3668. This would suggest that Evergy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Evergy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in Kansas and Missouri, the United States. It generates electricity through coal, hydroelectric, landfill gas, uranium, and natural gas and oil sources, as well as solar, wind, other renewable sources. The company has approximately 10,100 circuit miles of transmission lines; 39,800 circuit miles of overhead distribution lines; and 13,000 circuit miles of underground distribution lines. It serves approximately 1,620,400 customers, including residences, commercial firms, industrials, municipalities, and other electric utilities. Evergy, Inc. was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
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