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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) is tomorrow, August 2, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $37.28 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%. The average volume for Noble has been four million shares per day over the past 30 days. Noble has a market cap of $9.56 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 25.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Noble Corporation operates as an offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. The company offers contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 22.2 and equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.