NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty (NYSE: BPT) is tomorrow, July 14, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $2.64 per share. At a price of $116.95 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 9.1%.

The average volume for BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty has been 103,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust operates as a grantor trust in the United States. The company holds overriding royalty interests constituting a non-operational interest in minerals in the Prudhoe Bay oil field located on the North Slope in Alaska. The company has a P/E ratio of 44, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 13.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. 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 BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Ratings Report.

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