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Owners of Westar Energy (NYSE: WR) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 34 cents per share. At a price of $32.15 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.3%. The average volume for Westar Energy has been 666,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Westar Energy has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Kansas. It produces electricity through various sources, including coal, wind, nuclear, natural gas, oil, and diesel. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.83. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Westar Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Westar Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Westar Energy Ratings Report now.