Western Gas Partners, LP ( WES ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 31, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.98 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 13, 2019. Shareholders who purchased WES prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.55% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of WES was $48.64, representing a -8.98% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.44 and a 26.83% increase over the 52 week low of $38.35.
WES is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Enbridge Inc ( ENB ) and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. ( EPD ). WES's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.84. Zacks Investment Research reports WES's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as -6.54%, compared to an industry average of 12.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WES through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WES as a top-10 holding:
- Alerian MLP ETF ( AMLP )
- The Organics ETF ( ORG )
- iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund ( EWA )
- Franklin FTSE Australia ETF ( FLAU ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FLAU with an decrease of -7.97% over the last 100 days. AMLP has the highest percent weighting of WES at 517%.