NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Peabody Energy Corporation

(NYSE:

BTU

) is tomorrow, July 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $19.57 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The average volume for Peabody Energy has been 8.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Peabody Energy has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are down 42.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Peabody Energy Corporation engages in the mining of coal. It mines, prepares, and sells thermal coal to electric utilities and metallurgical coal to industrial customers. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.1, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 5.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Peabody Energy as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally poor debt management and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Peabody Energy Ratings Report

.

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