NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Spectra Energy Partners

(NYSE:

SEP

) is tomorrow, January 31, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 48 cents per share. At a price of $32.71 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.8%.

The average volume for Spectra Energy has been 146,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Spectra Energy has a market cap of $3.17 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are up 2.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Spectra Energy Partners, LP operates as an investment arm of Spectra Energy Corp. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.7, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Spectra Energy as a

buy

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

Spectra Energy Ratings Report

.

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