Otter Tail Corporation ( OTTR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 14, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.335 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2018. Shareholders who purchased OTTR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.69% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of OTTR was $40.95, representing a -15.83% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.65 and a 14.87% increase over the 52 week low of $35.65.
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 $1.82. Zacks Investment Research reports OTTR's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 2.15%, compared to an industry average of 3%.