NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Cheniere Energy Partners

(AMEX:

CQP

) is Monday, January 30, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 43 cents per share. At a price of $21.67 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.9%.

The average volume for Cheniere Energy has been 235,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cheniere Energy has a market cap of $629.4 million and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are up 19.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., through its subsidiary, Sabine Pass LNG, L.P., owns and operates the Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal located in western Cameron Parish, Louisiana on the Sabine Pass Channel. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 35 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cheniere Energy as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Cheniere Energy Ratings Report

.

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