) -- The ex-dividend date for

Black Hills Corporation



) is tomorrow, February 11, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 36 cents per share. At a price of $30.32 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.8%. The average volume for Black Hills has been 348,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Black Hills has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the


sector and


industry. Shares are up 1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Black Hills Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified energy company. It operates through two groups, Utilities and Non-regulated Energy. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7, below the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 17.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.5.

TheStreet Ratings rates Black Hills as hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. You can view the full

Black Hills Ratings Report