NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Hecla Mining Company

(NYSE:

HL

) is tomorrow, May 25, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 2 cents per share. At a price of $4.39 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%.

The average volume for Hecla has been 5.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hecla has a market cap of $1.16 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are down 17.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Hecla Mining Company, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, produces, and markets precious and base metals worldwide. It offers gold and silver to precious metals traders; and lead, zinc, and bulk concentrates to custom smelters. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Hecla as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Hecla Ratings Report

.

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