Southern Copper Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (SCCO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Southern Copper Corporation (NYSE: SCCO) is Monday, May 6, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $33.90 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 10.4%.

The average volume for Southern Copper has been two million shares per day over the past 30 days. Southern Copper has a market cap of $27.91 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 Thursday.

Southern Copper Corporation engages in mining, exploring, producing, smelting, and refining copper and other minerals in Peru, Mexico, and Chile. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Southern Copper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Southern Copper Ratings Report.

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