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, March 13, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $70.09 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%.

The average volume for Hess has been 4.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hess has a market cap of $23.73 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 32% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Hess Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent energy company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Marketing and Refining (M&R). The company has a P/E ratio of 11.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Hess as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Hess Ratings Report.

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