Hess Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (HES)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Hess (NYSE: HES) is tomorrow, December 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $52.24 as of 2:41 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%.

The average volume for Hess has been 3.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hess has a market cap of $17.08 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 11% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Hess Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company. The company operates in two segments, Exploration and Production (E&P) and Marketing and Refining (M&R). The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Hess as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally higher debt management risk. You can view the full Hess Ratings Report.

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