NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated

(NYSE:

MHP

) is tomorrow, February 23, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 26 cents per share. At a price of $45.63 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%.

The average volume for McGraw-Hill Companies has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. McGraw-Hill Companies has a market cap of $13.65 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 Tuesday.

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services for the financial, education, commercial, and commodities markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7, 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 increase in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

McGraw-Hill Companies Ratings Report

.

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