NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Earthlink

(Nasdaq:

ELNK

) is tomorrow, March 1, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $7.61 as of 10 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%.

The average volume for Earthlink has been 969,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Earthlink has a market cap of $748.9 million and is part of the

technology

sector and

internet

industry. Shares are up 16.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

EarthLink, Inc. provides communications services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates in two segments, Consumer Services and Business Services. The Consumer Services segment offers Internet access and related value-added services. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.5, above the average internet industry P/E ratio of 21.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Earthlink as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Earthlink Ratings Report

.

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