Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 07, 2013

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Westar Energy, Inc. ( WR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.03% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of WR was $31.88, representing a -3.51% decrease from the 52 week high of $33.04 and a 18.96% increase over the 52 week low of $26.80.

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 $2.15. Zacks Investment Research reports WR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -4.51%, compared to an industry average of 5.9%.

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

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

  • Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF ( VBR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VBR with an increase of 8.47% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WR at 0.45%.



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.



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Referenced Stocks: DUK , EXC , VBR , WR

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