Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Royal Gold (Nasdaq: RGLD) is tomorrow, April 3, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $69.88 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%. The average volume for Royal has been 715,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Royal has a market cap of $4.57 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 12.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Royal Gold, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition and management of precious metals royalties and similar production based interests. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Royal as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Royal Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.