NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Advance America Cash Advance Centers

(NYSE:

AEA

) is tomorrow, May 20, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $6.19 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.3%.

The average volume for Advance America Cash Advance Centers has been 251,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advance America Cash Advance Centers has a market cap of $360.8 million and is part of the

financial

sector and

financial services

industry. Shares are up 8.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. provides cash advance services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The company offers cash advance services, which include cash advances, installment loans, and lines of credit. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.9, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Advance America Cash Advance Centers as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. You can view the full

Advance America Cash Advance Centers Ratings Report

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