NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

CapitalSource Inc

(NYSE:

CSE

) is tomorrow, December 8, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of one cent per share. At a price of $6.40 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%.

The average volume for CapitalSource has been 4.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CapitalSource has a market cap of $1.78 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

financial services

industry. Shares are down 8.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Operates as a specialized finance company that provides loans to small and medium-sized businesses. The company also selectively makes equity investments, engages in asset management and servicing activities, and invests in residential mortgage assets. It intends to qualify as a REIT in 2006.

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TheStreet Ratings rates CapitalSource as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

CapitalSource Ratings Report

.

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