Otter Tail Corporation ( OTTR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 11, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 09, 2017. Shareholders who purchased OTTR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that OTTR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $40.95, the dividend yield is 3.13%.
The previous trading day's last sale of OTTR was $40.95, representing a -3.76% decrease from the 52 week high of $42.55 and a 24.13% increase over the 52 week low of $32.99.
OTTR is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Dominion Energy, Inc. ( D ). OTTR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.72. Zacks Investment Research reports OTTR's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 6.25%, compared to an industry average of 4.2%.