NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Sunoco Logistics Partners (NYSE: SXL) is Monday, May 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 43 cents per share. At a price of $39 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.3%. The average volume for Sunoco Logistics has been 202,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sunoco Logistics has a market cap of $3.99 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. engages in the transport, terminalling, and storage of crude oil and refined products in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Sunoco Logistics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Sunoco Logistics Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.