NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Imperial Oil (AMEX: IMO) is tomorrow, August 31, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $39.80 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%. The average volume for Imperial Oil has been 473,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Imperial Oil has a market cap of $33.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Imperial Oil Limited engages in the exploration, production, and sale of crude oil and natural gas in Canada. The company operates through three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.9, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Imperial Oil as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Imperial Oil Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.