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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for SM Energy (NYSE: SM) is tomorrow, October 26, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $80.87 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.1%. The average volume for SM Energy has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. SM Energy has a market cap of $5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 38.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. SM Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of natural gas and crude oil in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 33, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.