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Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 07, 2017

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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WR Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to WR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have WR as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares S&P MidCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XMLV )
  • ProShares Ultra Utilities ( UPW ).

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%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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