) -- The ex-dividend date for

Ship Finance International



) is tomorrow, December 9, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 39 cents per share. At a price of $11.85 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 12.9%.

The average volume for Ship Finance International has been 549,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ship Finance International has a market cap of $960.6 million and is part of the


sector and


industry. Shares are down 44.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Ship Finance International Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of vessels and offshore related assets in Bermuda, Cyprus, Malta, Liberia, Norway, the United States, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the Marshall Islands. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.3, below the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 9.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Ship Finance International as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally poor debt management. You can view the full

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