Seadrill Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (SDRL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL) is tomorrow, December 4, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.70 per share. At a price of $38.70 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 17.6%.

The average volume for Seadrill has been two million shares per day over the past 30 days. Seadrill has a market cap of $18.07 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 16.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Seadrill Limited provides offshore drilling services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. Its services include drilling, completion, and maintenance of offshore wells; production drilling and well maintenance; and well services. The company has a P/E ratio of 13, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Seadrill as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Seadrill Ratings Report.

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