NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Eaton Vance Corporation (NYSE: EV) is tomorrow, April 27, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $33.06 as of 9:33 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%.

The average volume for Eaton Vance has been 857,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Eaton Vance has a market cap of $4 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 7.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Eaton Vance Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the creation, marketing, and management of investment funds in the United States. It also provides investment management and counseling services to institutions and individuals. The company has a P/E ratio of 25, above the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 24.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Eaton Vance as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, 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 lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Eaton Vance Ratings Report.

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