NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Evercore Partners

(NYSE:

EVR

) is tomorrow, February 23, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $34.34 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for Evercore has been 148,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Evercore has a market cap of $687.7 million and is part of the

financial

sector and

financial services

industry. Shares are up 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Evercore Partners Inc. operates as an independent investment banking advisory firm. It provides advisory services to multinational corporations on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, and other strategic corporate transactions worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 89.4, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.2.

TheStreet Ratings rates Evercore as buy. 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 and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Evercore Ratings Report

.

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