Peabody Energy Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (BTU)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) is tomorrow, February 5, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $24.89 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Peabody Energy has been 6.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Peabody Energy has a market cap of $6.75 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 5.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Peabody Energy Corporation engages in the mining of coal. It mines, prepares, and sells thermal coal to electric utilities and metallurgical coal to industrial customers. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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

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