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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

National Fuel Gas Company

(NYSE:

NFG

) is tomorrow, December 27, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 38 cents per share. At a price of $71.66 as of 9:49 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for National Fuel Gas has been 451,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. National Fuel Gas has a market cap of $6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 41.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

National Fuel Gas Company operates as a diversified energy company in the United States.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

National Fuel Gas

TheStreet Recommends

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

National Fuel Gas Ratings Report

.

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