Western Gas Partners, LP ( WES ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 29, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.56 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WES stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.7% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $61.15, the dividend yield is 3.66%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WES was $61.15, representing a -6.15% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.16 and a 38.04% increase over the 52 week low of $44.30.
WES is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Enterprise Products Partners L.P. ( EPD ) and National Grid Transco, PLC ( NGG ). WES's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.7. Zacks Investment Research reports WES's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -5.73%, compared to an industry average of 3.8%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WES Dividend History page.