NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is Monday, March 5, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $36.62 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1%. The average volume for Halliburton has been 18 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Halliburton has a market cap of $33.46 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Halliburton Company provides various products and services to the energy industry for exploring, developing, and producing oil and natural gas worldwide. It operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 13.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Halliburton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Halliburton Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.