Owners of Westar Energy (NYSE: WR) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 35 cents per share. At a price of $34.38 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.1%. The average volume for Westar Energy has been 930,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Westar Energy has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Kansas. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.02. TheStreet Ratings rates Westar Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Westar Energy Ratings Report now.