NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) is tomorrow, June 28, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $50.13 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.7%.

The average volume for Baytex Energy has been 319,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Baytex Energy has a market cap of $6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Baytex Energy Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of petroleum and natural gas in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.8, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 46.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Baytex Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally poor debt management. You can view the full Baytex Energy Ratings Report.

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