Ensco Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (ESV)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Ensco (NYSE: ESV) is tomorrow, December 6, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 38 cents per share. At a price of $58.86 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.6%.

The average volume for Ensco has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ensco has a market cap of $13.56 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 24.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Ensco plc provides offshore contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Ensco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Ensco Ratings Report.

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