NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Niska Gas Storage Partners (NYSE: NKA) is tomorrow, November 9, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 35 cents per share. At a price of $10.66 as of 10:01 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 12.8%.

The average volume for Niska Gas has been 217,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Niska Gas has a market cap of $433 million and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 45.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Niska Gas Storage Partners LLC owns and operates natural gas storage assets in North America. The company owns and operates three gas storage facilities: the AECO Hub in Alberta, Canada; Wild Goose in California; and Salt Plains in Oklahoma. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9, below the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 21.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Niska Gas as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. You can view the full Niska Gas Ratings Report.

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