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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

CSX

(NYSE:

CSX

) is tomorrow, August 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 14 cents per share. At a price of $22.81 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%.

The average volume for CSX has been 7.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CSX has a market cap of $23.91 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

transportation

industry. Shares are up 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services. It offers traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates CSX as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

CSX Ratings Report

.

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