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

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Hugoton Royalty (NYSE: HGT) is Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $7.03 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.8%.

The average volume for Hugoton Royalty has been 441,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hugoton Royalty has a market cap of $306.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 62% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Hugoton Royalty Trust operates as an express trust in the United States. The company holds an 80% net profits interests in certain natural gas producing working interest properties of XTO Energy Inc. XTO Energy Inc. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.6, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 5.8 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 increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full Hugoton Royalty Ratings Report.

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