TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Evergy, Inc. (EVRG) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $101.8 million.

The Topeka, Kansas-based company said it had net income of 56 cents per share.

The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 56 cents per share.

The electric utility posted revenue of $893.4 million in the period.

Evergy shares have climbed almost 7 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $56.38, a rise of slightly more than 9 percent in the last 12 months.

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