QEP Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (QEP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for QEP Resources (NYSE: QEP) is tomorrow, February 21, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 2 cents per share. At a price of $29.84 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.3%.

The average volume for QEP has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. QEP has a market cap of $5.32 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 1.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

QEP Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates QEP as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. You can view the full QEP Ratings Report.

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