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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Cimarex Energy Company (NYSE: XEC) is Monday, August 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $60.14 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%. The average volume for Cimarex Energy has been 966,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cimarex Energy has a market cap of $5.13 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 3.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Cimarex Energy Co. operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Kansas. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.