) -- The ex-dividend date for




) is Monday, October 31, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $36.39 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for HSN has been 509,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. HSN has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the


sector and

specialty retail

industry. Shares are up 19.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

HSN, Inc. markets and sells a range of third party and private label merchandise primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1, above the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio of 19.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates HSN as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

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