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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Barrick Gold Corporation

(NYSE:

ABX

) is tomorrow, August 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $37.62 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for Barrick has been 9.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Barrick has a market cap of $37.8 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are down 17.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Barrick Gold Corporation engages in the production and sale of gold and copper. The company has a portfolio of 26 operating mines, and exploration and development projects located in North America, South America, the Australia Pacific region, and Africa. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.2, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Barrick as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full

Barrick Ratings Report

.

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