) -- The ex-dividend date for

Piedmont Office Realty



) is tomorrow, August 30, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 32 cents per share. At a price of $18.49 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.8%.

The average volume for Piedmont Office has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Piedmont Office has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the


sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are down 9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. engages in the acquisition and ownership of commercial real estate properties in the United States. Its property portfolio primarily consists of office and industrial buildings, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.6, below the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 26 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Piedmont Office as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full

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