Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 05, 2013


Westar Energy, Inc. ( WR ) 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 ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). 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%.

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:

  • First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ( FXU ).

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%.

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

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: DUK , EXC , FXU , WR

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