Otter Tail Corporation ( OTTR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2017. Shareholders who purchased OTTR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.4% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of OTTR was $38.05, representing a -10.58% decrease from the 52 week high of $42.55 and a 45.84% increase over the 52 week low of $26.09.
OTTR is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Southern Company ( SO ). OTTR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.6. Zacks Investment Research reports OTTR's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 6.56%, compared to an industry average of -2%.