Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 07, 2017

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Westar Energy, Inc. ( WR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 07, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 02, 2018. Shareholders who purchased WR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that WR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $56.39, the dividend yield is 2.84%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WR was $56.39, representing a -1.93% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.50 and a 14.61% increase over the 52 week low of $49.20.

WR is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). WR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.41. Zacks Investment Research reports WR's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as .66%, compared to an industry average of 2.5%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WR Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to WR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WR as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares S&P MidCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XMLV )
  • ProShares Ultra Utilities ( UPW ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is UPW with an increase of 14.08% over the last 100 days. XMLV has the highest percent weighting of WR at 1.66%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: WR , DUK , EXC , XMLV , UPW

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