NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Black Hills Corporation (NYSE: BKH) is Monday, May 16, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 36 cents per share. At a price of $31.95 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.6%. The average volume for Black Hills has been 224,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Black Hills has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 6.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Black Hills Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified energy company. It operates through two groups, Utilities and Non-regulated Energy. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 18.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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