NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Duncan Energy Partners (NYSE: DEP) is tomorrow, April 27, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 45 cents per share. At a price of $41.30 as of 3:26 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.5%.

The average volume for Duncan Energy has been 133,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Duncan Energy has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 25.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Duncan Energy Partners L.P. engages in gathering, transporting, marketing, and storing natural gas, as well as in transporting and storing natural gas liquids (NGLs) and petrochemicals in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.4, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Duncan Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Duncan Energy Ratings Report.

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