) -- The ex-dividend date for

Strayer Education



) is tomorrow, March 1, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1 per share. At a price of $139.58 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.9%.

The average volume for Strayer has been 277,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Strayer has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the


sector and

diversified services

industry. Shares are down 8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Strayer Education, Inc., through its subsidiary, Strayer University, Inc., provides various academic programs through traditional classrooms and Internet. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.1, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 14.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.6.

TheStreet Ratings rates Strayer as hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

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