NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Noranda Aluminum

(NYSE:

NOR

) is tomorrow, February 23, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $12.01 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Noranda Aluminum has been 276,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Noranda Aluminum has a market cap of $707.3 million and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are up 47.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation engages in the production and sale of primary aluminum products and rolled aluminum coils in the United States. It mines, produces, and sells bauxite used for alumina production. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.7, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 4.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Noranda Aluminum as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Noranda Aluminum Ratings Report

.

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