NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Legacy Reserves (Nasdaq: LGCY) is Monday, October 31, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 55 cents per share. At a price of $29.90 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.4%. The average volume for Legacy Reserves has been 129,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Legacy Reserves has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 4.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Legacy Reserves LP, an independent oil and natural gas limited partnership, engages in the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties primarily located in the Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Legacy Reserves as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, 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 Legacy Reserves Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.