Dec 1 (Reuters) - Wec Energy Group Inc
* Wec energy group announces plan to increase dividend
* Wec energy group inc - planning to raise quarterly dividend on company’s common stock to 52 cents per share
* Wec energy group inc - dividend would represent an increase of 2.5 cents per share or 5.1 percent over current quarterly rate.
* Wec energy group inc - earnings in 2017 are expected to be in a range of $3.06 to $3.12 per share.
* Fy2017 earnings per share view $3.11 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: