) -- The ex-dividend date for

Cash America International



) is Monday, May 2, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $47.58 as of 12:41 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.3%.

The average volume for Cash America International has been 215,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cash America International has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the


sector and

financial services

industry. Shares are up 27.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Cash America International, Inc. provides specialty financial services to individuals primarily in the United States and Mexico. The company operates in three segments: Pawn Lending, Cash Advance, and Check Cashing. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cash America International as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

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