) -- The ex-dividend date for

Campus Crest Communities



) is Monday, March 26, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $11.60 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.5%.

The average volume for Campus Crest has been 196,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Campus Crest has a market cap of $318.2 million and is part of the


sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are up 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Campus Crest Communities, Inc. engages in developing, constructing, owning, and managing student housing properties in the United States. It rents student housing; offers student housing services; and provides construction, development, and management services. The company has a P/E ratio of 97, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Campus Crest as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full

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