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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Buenaventura Mining Company (NYSE: BVN) is tomorrow, April 11, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 38 cents per share. At a price of $40.12 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%. The average volume for Buenaventura has been 945,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Buenaventura has a market cap of $9.65 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 4.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., a precious metals company, engages in the exploration, mining, processing, and development of gold, silver, and other metals in Peru. It also explores for zinc, lead, and copper. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 11.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.