NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Healthcare Services Group

(Nasdaq:

HCSG

) is tomorrow, July 27, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $16.19 as of 9:57 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.8%.

The average volume for Healthcare Services Group has been 272,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Healthcare Services Group has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

diversified services

industry. Shares are up 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Healthcare Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides housekeeping, laundry, linen, facility maintenance, and food services to nursing homes, retirement complexes, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.3, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 30.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Healthcare Services Group as a

buy

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

Healthcare Services Group Ratings Report

.

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