Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 05, 2012


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Westar Energy, Inc. ( WR ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 05, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.33 per share scheduled for January 02, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WR stock 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 $28.7, the dividend yield is 4.6%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WR was $28.7, representing a -13.14% decrease from the 52 week high of $33.04 and a 7.77% increase over the 52 week low of $26.63.

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 $1.95. Zacks Investment Research reports WR's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 9.31%, compared to an industry average of -1.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WR Dividend History page.

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Referenced Stocks: DUK , EXC , WR

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