NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Alon USA Energy

(NYSE:

ALJ

) is tomorrow, May 27, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $11.59 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Alon USA Energy has been 452,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alon USA Energy has a market cap of $639.7 million and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are up 92.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Alon USA Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the refining and marketing of petroleum products primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Refining and Unbranded Marketing, Asphalt, and Retail and Branded Marketing.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Alon USA Energy as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor profit margins. You can view the full

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