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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Hess (NYSE: HES) is tomorrow, December 13, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $78.62 as of 9:50 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3%. The average volume for Hess has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hess has a market cap of $26.99 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 50.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Hess Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent energy company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Marketing and Refining (M&R). The company has a P/E ratio of eight, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.