WEC Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:WEC) Expected to Post Q4 2023 Earnings of $1.05 Per Share

WEC Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:WECFree Report) – Zacks Research increased their Q4 2023 EPS estimates for WEC Energy Group in a research note issued on Monday, September 4th. Zacks Research analyst J. Saha now forecasts that the utilities provider will post earnings per share of $1.05 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.04. The consensus estimate for WEC Energy Group’s current full-year earnings is $4.61 per share. Zacks Research also issued estimates for WEC Energy Group’s Q3 2024 earnings at $1.27 EPS, FY2024 earnings at $4.91 EPS, Q2 2025 earnings at $1.06 EPS and FY2025 earnings at $5.25 EPS.

WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WECGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.07. WEC Energy Group had a return on equity of 11.48% and a net margin of 14.57%. The firm had revenue of $1.83 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.05 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.91 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 14.0% on a year-over-year basis.

WEC has been the topic of a number of other research reports. StockNews.com initiated coverage on WEC Energy Group in a research report on Friday, August 18th. They issued a “sell” rating on the stock. Wells Fargo & Company reduced their target price on shares of WEC Energy Group from $106.00 to $104.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. KeyCorp reduced their target price on shares of WEC Energy Group from $103.00 to $102.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Mizuho reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $98.00 price target on shares of WEC Energy Group in a report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on WEC Energy Group from $98.00 to $99.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, WEC Energy Group currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $96.82.

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WEC Energy Group Stock Performance

NYSE:WEC opened at $83.63 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30. The company has a market cap of $26.38 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.49, a P/E/G ratio of 3.09 and a beta of 0.41. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $87.65 and its 200-day moving average price is $90.57. WEC Energy Group has a twelve month low of $80.82 and a twelve month high of $107.60.

Institutional Trading of WEC Energy Group

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of WEC. ST Germain D J Co. Inc. purchased a new position in WEC Energy Group in the second quarter valued at about $139,000. Portside Wealth Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of WEC Energy Group in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $904,000. Alberta Investment Management Corp grew its stake in shares of WEC Energy Group by 35.4% in the second quarter. Alberta Investment Management Corp now owns 10,967 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $968,000 after acquiring an additional 2,867 shares during the period. Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of WEC Energy Group by 34.6% during the 2nd quarter. Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC now owns 1,178 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $104,000 after acquiring an additional 303 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL bought a new stake in WEC Energy Group during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $42,678,000. Institutional investors own 75.75% of the company’s stock.

WEC Energy Group Announces Dividend

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 14th were issued a dividend of $0.78 per share. This represents a $3.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 11th. WEC Energy Group’s payout ratio is 72.73%.

WEC Energy Group Company Profile

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WEC Energy Group, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides regulated natural gas and electricity, and renewable and nonregulated renewable energy services in the United States. The company operates through six segments: Wisconsin, Illinois, Other States, Electric Transmission, Non-Utility Energy Infrastructure, and Corporate and Other.

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