Murphy Oil Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (MUR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) is tomorrow, November 14, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $2.81 per share. At a price of $57.84 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for Murphy Oil has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Murphy Oil has a market cap of $11.34 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Murphy Oil Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties worldwide. It explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Murphy Oil as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Murphy Oil Ratings Report.

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