SM Energy Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (SM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for SM Energy (NYSE: SM) is tomorrow, October 24, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $54.38 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.2%.

The average volume for SM Energy has been 976,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. SM Energy has a market cap of $3.68 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 22.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

SM Energy Company, an independent energy company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.9, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 23.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates SM Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full SM Energy Ratings Report.

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