NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Buenaventura Mining Company (NYSE: BVN) is tomorrow, November 9, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $45.14 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Buenaventura has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Buenaventura has a market cap of $11 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 11.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., a precious metals company, engages in the exploration, mining, processing, and development of gold, silver, and other metals in Peru. It also explores for zinc, lead, and copper. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 12.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Buenaventura as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Buenaventura Ratings Report.

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