NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Sovran Self Storage

(NYSE:

SSS

) is tomorrow, January 11, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 45 cents per share. At a price of $44.09 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.1%.

The average volume for Sovran Self has been 170,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sovran Self has a market cap of $1.23 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are up 2.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Sovran Self Storage, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It engages in the acquisition, ownership, and management of self-storage properties in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 42, below the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 42.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sovran Self as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Sovran Self Ratings Report

.

See our

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