Westar Energy, Inc. ( WR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 05, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 01, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.94% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $36.22, the dividend yield is 3.87%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WR was $36.22, representing a -0.36% decrease from the 52 week high of $36.35 and a 21.58% increase over the 52 week low of $29.79.
WR is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). WR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.4. Zacks Investment Research reports WR's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 3.14%, compared to an industry average of 1.3%.