[b]Westar Energy, Inc.[/b] (WR) is expected to report earnings for last fiscal quarter after the closing bell on November 3, 2011. WR trades an average of 1.1 million shares per day. Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It produces electricity through various sources, including coal, wind, nuclear, natural gas, oil, and diesel. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas. [b]52 Week High: $27.98[/b] [b]52 Week Low: $22.63[/b] [b]Book Value: $21.46[/b] [b]Float Short: 11.04%[/b] Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.63 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.38. [b]A beat of $1.01 per share[/b], will top the estimated mean earnings. Analyst estimates range between $0.94 and $1.12 per share. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 15.9 The forward P/E ratio is 15.1. The stock has moved higher in price 6.40% in the last month, with a change from a year ago of 7.75%. The stock is performing well when compared to the general stock market up to this point. When reviewed with the S&P 500, the year up to date positive change is 8.73%. Investors have been rewarded with an increase of year-over-year revenue. Revenue reported was $2.06 billion for 2010 vs. $1.86 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $203.90 million for 2010 vs. $175.08 million for 2009.The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $472.86 million for 2010 vs. $354.94 million for 2009. Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue. [img]http://www.paid2trade.com/SAForm/BarChartPics/WR-gross-revenue-fiscal-year-history-in-dollars-bar-chart-11-01-11.png[/img] Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded). [table][tr][td]Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year[/td] [td]Revenue Estimates[/td] [td]Actual[/td] [td]$ Difference[/td] [td]Difference %[/td][/tr] [tr][td]Jun-11[/td][td]$ 502.85 M[/td][td]$ 524.89 M[/td][td]$ 22.04 M[/td][td]4.38%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Mar-11[/td][td]$ 468.53 M[/td][td]$ 481.72 M[/td][td]$ 13.19 M[/td][td]2.82%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Dec-10[/td][td]$ 417.81 M[/td][td]$ 456.72 M[/td][td]$ 38.91 M[/td][td]9.31%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Sep-10[/td][td]$ 613.29 M[/td][td]$ 644.44 M[/td][td]$ 31.15 M[/td][td]5.08%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Jun-10[/td][td]$ 499.59 M[/td][td]$ 495.18 M[/td][td][color=Red]$ -4.41 M[/color][/td][td]-0.88%[/td][/tr][/table]M = millions, B = billions Differences are rounded. (Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS) [img]http://www.paid2trade.com/SAForm/BarChartPics/WR-PerShareEarningsSurprises-11-01-11.png[/img] Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded. The total short interest number of shares for WR [img]http://www.paid2trade.com/SAForm/BarChartPics/WR-ShortInterestData-11-01-11.png[/img] The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for WR. [img]http://www.paid2trade.com/SAForm/BarChartPics/WR-DaysToCoverData.php-11-01-11.png[/img] Thank you for reading my article. Please also feel free to share your thoughts and comments. I use a proprietary blend of technical analysis, financial crowd behavior, and fundamentals in my short-term trades, and while not totally the same in longer swing trades to investments, the concepts used are similar. You may want to use this article as a starting point of your own research with your financial planner. I use Seeking Alpha, Edgar Online, and Yahoo Finance for most of my data. I use the "confirmed" symbols from earnings.com that I believe to be of the most interest.