Yamana Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (AUY)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Yamana Gold (NYSE: AUY) is tomorrow, March 26, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 7 cents per share. At a price of $15.46 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The average volume for Yamana has been 6.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Yamana has a market cap of $11.32 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 9.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Yamana Gold Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties, primarily gold. It also explores for copper, molybdenum, zinc, and silver metals. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Yamana as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Yamana Ratings Report.

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