) -- The ex-dividend date for

Carbo Ceramics



) is Monday, January 30, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 24 cents per share. At a price of $104 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.7%.

The average volume for Carbo Ceramics has been 481,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Carbo Ceramics has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and


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

CARBO Ceramics Inc. manufactures and supplies ceramic proppants primarily used in the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.7, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 26.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Carbo Ceramics as a


. 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 notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

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