Ensco PLC Class A Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (ESV)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Ensco PLC Class A (NYSE: ESV) is tomorrow, June 6, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $60.54 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.9%.

The average volume for Ensco PLC Class A has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ensco PLC Class A has a market cap of $14.09 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Ensco plc provides offshore contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Floaters, Jackups, and Other. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Ensco PLC Class A as a buy. 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Ensco PLC Class A Ratings Report.

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