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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Schlumberger

(NYSE:

SLB

) is tomorrow, August 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 28 cents per share. At a price of $74.17 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%.

The average volume for Schlumberger has been 7.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Schlumberger has a market cap of $98.98 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are up 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Schlumberger Limited, together with its subsidiaries, supplies technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to the oil and gas exploration and production industries worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 18.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Schlumberger as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Schlumberger Ratings Report

.

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