Westar Energy, Inc. ( WR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 07, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 02, 2017. Shareholders who purchased WR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $50.65, the dividend yield is 3.16%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WR was $50.65, representing a -11.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.50 and a 2.93% increase over the 52 week low of $49.21.
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 $2.38. Zacks Investment Research reports WR's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 2.8%, compared to an industry average of 4.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WR as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is UPW with an increase of 12.2% over the last 100 days. XMLV has the highest percent weighting of WR at 1.7%.