Badgley Phelps Bell Inc buys $7,870,135 stake in WEC Energy Group Inc (WEC)

WEC Energy Group Inc (WEC) : Badgley Phelps Bell Inc scooped up 344 additional shares in WEC Energy Group Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 1, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 123,550 shares of WEC Energy Group Inc which is valued at $7,870,135.WEC Energy Group Inc makes up approximately 0.70% of Badgley Phelps Bell Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd reduced its stake in WEC by selling 13,697 shares or 7.47% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 169,691 shares of WEC which is valued at $10,809,317. WEC Energy Group Inc makes up approx 0.26% of Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd’s portfolio.Keystone Financial Planning boosted its stake in WEC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,661 additional shares and now holds a total of 108,912 shares of WEC Energy Group Inc which is valued at $7,121,756. WEC Energy Group Inc makes up approx 4.72% of Keystone Financial Planning’s portfolio.Nisa Investment Advisors reduced its stake in WEC by selling 12,330 shares or 3.82% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 310,060 shares of WEC which is valued at $19,921,355. WEC Energy Group Inc makes up approx 0.26% of Nisa Investment Advisors’s portfolio.

WEC Energy Group Inc opened for trading at $63.67 and hit $64.24 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $63.85, with a gain of 0.24% or 0.15 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 10,89,539 shares. Company has a market cap of $20,154 M.

On the company’s financial health, WEC Energy Group Inc reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.55. The company had revenue of $1602.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2063.35 million. The company’s revenue was up 61.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.58 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 21, 2016, WEC Energy Group Inc announced a cash dividend of $0.4950. The company’s management has announced Aug 10, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 12, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 1, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on WEC Energy Group Inc. Company shares were Upgraded by UBS on May 9, 2016 to ” Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 58 from a previous price target of $53 .

WEC Energy GroupInc. formerly Wisconsin Energy Corporation is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: utility energy segment and non-utility energy segment. Its utility energy segment consists of Wisconsin Electric and Wisconsin Gas operating together under the trade name of We Energies. Its non-utility energy segment consists of We Power which owns and leases to Wisconsin Electric generation plants constructed as part of its Power the Future (PTF) strategy. Its other non-utility operations consist of the operations of its subsidiaries Wispark LLC and Bostco LLC. Its principal utilities include Wisconsin Public Service Peoples Gas North Shore Gas Michigan Gas Utilities and Minnesota Energy Resources among others. Its primary subsidiaries are Wisconsin Electric Power Company (Wisconsin Electric) Wisconsin Gas LLC (Wisconsin Gas) W.E. Power LLC (We Power) Integrys Energy Group Inc. and Integrys Holding Inc. among others.

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