Hugoton Royalty Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (HGT)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Hugoton Royalty (NYSE: HGT) is tomorrow, January 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $16.03 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.4%.

The average volume for Hugoton Royalty has been 256,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hugoton Royalty has a market cap of $618.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 15.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Hugoton Royalty Trust operates as an express trust in the United States. It holds an 80% net profits interests in certain natural gas producing working interest properties of XTO Energy Inc. XTO Energy Inc. engages in the production and sale of oil and gas. XTO Energy Inc. The company has a P/E ratio of 10, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 11.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hugoton Royalty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Hugoton Royalty Ratings Report.

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