NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Advance America Cash Advance Centers

(NYSE:

AEA

) is tomorrow, February 23, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $10.41 as of 10 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%.

The average volume for Advance America Cash Advance Centers has been 536,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advance America Cash Advance Centers has a market cap of $498.2 million and is part of the

financial

sector and

financial services

industry. Shares are up 16.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. provides cash advance services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2, above the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 8.6 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

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Advance America Cash Advance Centers Ratings Report

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