NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Permian Basin Royalty

(NYSE:

PBT

) is Monday, February 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $22.65 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.8%.

The average volume for Permian Basin Royalty has been 155,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Permian Basin Royalty has a market cap of $956.4 million and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are up 10.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Permian Basin Royalty Trust owns overriding royalty rights in mineral properties in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 15.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Permian Basin Royalty as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Permian Basin Royalty Ratings Report

.

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