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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Yamana Gold

(NYSE:

AUY

) is tomorrow, June 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $15.25 as of 10 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%.

The average volume for Yamana has been 7.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Yamana has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are up 3.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Yamana Gold Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties, primarily gold. It also explores for copper, molybdenum, zinc, and silver metals. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.7, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Yamana 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

Yamana Ratings Report

.

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