NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Bristow Group

(NYSE:

BRS

) is tomorrow, February 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $48.63 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Bristow Group has been 248,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Bristow Group has a market cap of $1.75 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

transportation

industry. Shares are up 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Bristow Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides helicopter services to the offshore energy industry primarily in Europe, West Africa, North America, Australia, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.8, above the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 18.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Bristow Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Bristow Group Ratings Report

.

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