NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Windstream

(Nasdaq:

WIN

) is tomorrow, September 28, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $12.66 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.1%.

The average volume for Windstream has been 7.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Windstream has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the

technology

sector and

telecommunications

industry. Shares are down 10.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Windstream Corporation provides communications and technology solutions in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 22, equal to the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Windstream as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Windstream Ratings Report

.

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