NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Arch Coal

(NYSE:

ACI

) is tomorrow, May 27, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 11 cents per share. At a price of $29.23 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%.

The average volume for Arch Coal has been 4.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Arch Coal has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are down 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Arch Coal, Inc. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Arch Coal as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Arch Coal Ratings Report

.

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