NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Patterson-UTI Energy (Nasdaq: PTEN) is tomorrow, December 13, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $23.36 as of 9:50 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%. The average volume for Patterson-UTI Energy has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Patterson-UTI Energy has a market cap of $3.38 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 25.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides onshore contract drilling services to major and independent oil and natural gas operators in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 15, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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