Westar Energy, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 05, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on
January 02, 2014. 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 $31.73, the dividend yield is 4.29%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WR was $31.73,
representing a -9.24% decrease from the 52 week high of $34.96 and
a 13.52% increase over the 52 week low of $27.95.
WR is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as Duke Energy Corporation (
) and Exelon Corporation (
). WR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.32. Zacks Investment Research reports WR's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.59%, compared to an
industry average of -.1%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to WR through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WR as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is FXU with an increase of
0.2% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of WR at 3.65%.