NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Cabot Corporation

(NYSE:

CBT

) is tomorrow, August 25, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $31.13 as of 10:14 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%.

The average volume for Cabot has been 418,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cabot has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

chemicals

industry. Shares are down 18.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Cabot Corporation provides specialty chemicals and performance materials worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.8, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cabot 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Cabot Ratings Report

.

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