) -- The ex-dividend date for

First Potomac Realty



) is tomorrow, February 1, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $14.82 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.3%.

The average volume for First Potomac has been 262,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. First Potomac has a market cap of $740.8 million and is part of the


sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are up 13.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

First Potomac Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, development, redevelopment, and operation of industrial properties and business parks in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and other markets in Maryland and Virginia.

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TheStreet Ratings rates First Potomac as a


. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

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