NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Nucor Corp

(NYSE:

NUE

) is tomorrow, September 28, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 36 cents per share. At a price of $33.90 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.6%.

The average volume for Nucor has been 3.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Nucor has a market cap of $10 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are down 25.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Nucor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of steel and steel products in North America and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.3, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 21.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Nucor as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. You can view the full

Nucor Ratings Report

.

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