NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated

(NYSE:

MHP

) is tomorrow, August 24, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $37.30 as of 9:44 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%.

The average volume for McGraw-Hill Companies has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. McGraw-Hill Companies has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

media

industry. Shares are up 1.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides various information services for financial, educational, and business information markets worldwide. It operates in four segments: Standard & Poor's (S&P), McGraw-Hill Financial, McGraw-Hill Education (MHE), and McGraw-Hill Information & Media (I&M). The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4, equal to the average media industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw-Hill Companies as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

McGraw-Hill Companies Ratings Report

.

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