Westar Energy, Inc. (
) 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 (
) and Exelon Corporation (
). 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
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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:
- Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF (
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%.