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Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) is Monday, November 19, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $29.54 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%. The average volume for Valero Energy has been nine million shares per day over the past 30 days. Valero Energy has a market cap of $15.98 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 40.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company. The company operates through three segments: Refining, Ethanol, and Retail. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.