Westar Energy, Inc. ( WR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 05, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 02, 2015. Shareholders who purchased WR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that WR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $39.39, the dividend yield is 3.55%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WR was $39.39, representing a -0.58% decrease from the 52 week high of $39.62 and a 26.05% increase over the 52 week low of $31.25.
WR is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXCU ). WR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.34. Zacks Investment Research reports WR's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 4.9%, compared to an industry average of 1.1%.