NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Scripps Networks Interactive

(NYSE:

SNI

) is Monday, February 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $44.43 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%.

The average volume for Scripps Networks Interactive has been 963,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Scripps Networks Interactive has a market cap of $5.66 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

media

industry. Shares are up 4.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. operates as a lifestyle content and Internet search company in the United States and internationally. It involves in the operation of television networks and a collection of Internet businesses. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, below the average media industry P/E ratio of 18.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Scripps Networks Interactive as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Scripps Networks Interactive Ratings Report

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