NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG) is tomorrow, June 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 37 cents per share. At a price of $44.29 as of 10:04 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.2%.

The average volume for National Fuel Gas has been 603,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. National Fuel Gas has a market cap of $3.77 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 20.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

National Fuel Gas Company operates as a diversified energy company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 17.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates National Fuel Gas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full National Fuel Gas Ratings Report.

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