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 Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.B) is tomorrow, May 15, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 90 cents per share. At a price of $71.55 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5%. The average volume for Royal Dutch Shell has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Royal Dutch Shell has a market cap of $227.92 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company has a P/E ratio of nine, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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