NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Barrick Gold Corporation

(NYSE:

ABX

) is Monday, February 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $49.47 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Barrick has been 6.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Barrick has a market cap of $45.47 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are up 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Barrick Gold Corporation engages in the production and sale of gold, as well as related activities, such as exploration and mine development. The company has a P/E ratio of 11, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 10.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Barrick as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

Barrick Ratings Report

.

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