Hess (NYSE: HES) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $69.92 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%. The average volume for Hess has been 4.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hess has a market cap of $23.7 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 32% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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. Hess Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent energy company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Marketing and Refining (M&R). The company has a P/E ratio of 11.68. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Hess a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Hess as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, 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 generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Hess Ratings Report now.
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