NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Penn Virginia Resource Partners (NYSE: PVR) is tomorrow, August 4, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 49 cents per share. At a price of $27.24 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.1%.

The average volume for Penn Virginia Resource has been 270,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Penn Virginia Resource has a market cap of $2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P. engages in the management of coal and natural resource properties; and gathering and processing of natural gas in the United States. It operates in two segments, Coal and Natural Resource Management, and Natural Gas Midstream. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.4, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 33 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Penn Virginia Resource as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance 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 Penn Virginia Resource Ratings Report.

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