NEW YORK (
) -- The ex-dividend date for
) is tomorrow, February 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $25.60 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%.
The average volume for Nelnet has been 113,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Nelnet has a market cap of $879.8 million and is part of the
industry. Shares are up 5.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.
Nelnet, Inc., an education services company, focuses on providing fee-based processing services, and education-related products and services in the areas of loan financing, loan servicing, payment processing, and enrollment services. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.7, above the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 5.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Nelnet as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has not been very careful in the management of its balance sheet. You can view the full