Buenaventura Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (BVN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Buenaventura Mining Company (NYSE: BVN) is tomorrow, April 11, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 29 cents per share. At a price of $24.40 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%.

The average volume for Buenaventura has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Buenaventura has a market cap of $6.14 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 31% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Compa ia de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., a precious metals company, engages in the exploration, mining, and processing of gold and silver in Peru. It also explores for other metals, including zinc, lead, and copper. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Buenaventura as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full Buenaventura Ratings Report.

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