NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Sempra Energy

(NYSE:

SRE

) is Monday, June 25, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 60 cents per share. At a price of $68.14 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.5%.

The average volume for Sempra Energy has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Sempra Energy has a market cap of $16.51 billion and is part of the

utilities

sector and

utilities

industry. Shares are up 23.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Sempra Energy operates as an energy services holding company worldwide. The company operates utilities, develops new energy infrastructure, and provides energy-related services to approximately 31 million consumers worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 12.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Sempra Energy as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Sempra Energy Ratings Report

.

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