Questar Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (STR)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Questar (NYSE: STR) is tomorrow, February 22, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $19.72 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.3%.

The average volume for Questar has been one million shares per day over the past 30 days. Questar has a market cap of $3.46 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Questar Corporation operates as an integrated natural gas holding company. The company develops and produces natural gas and crude oil from its properties located in the Rocky Mountain region, primarily in the Pinedale, Moxa Arch, Vermillion, and Uinta producing areas. The company has a P/E ratio of 17, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 16.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Questar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Questar Ratings Report.

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