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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for EV Energy Partner (Nasdaq: EVEP) is tomorrow, January 26, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 76 cents per share. At a price of $64.16 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.6%. The average volume for EV Energy Partner has been 276,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. EV Energy Partner has a market cap of $2.27 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. EV Energy Partners, L.P. engages in the acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.7, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 42.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.