QEP Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (QEP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for QEP Resources (NYSE: QEP) is tomorrow, November 15, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 2 cents per share. At a price of $27.81 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.3%.

The average volume for QEP has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. QEP has a market cap of $5.02 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

QEP Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates QEP as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. You can view the full QEP Ratings Report.

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