NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Duff & Phelps Corporation (NYSE: DUF) is tomorrow, May 13, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $14.86 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for Duff & Phelps has been 139,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Duff & Phelps has a market cap of $478.6 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 11.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Duff & Phelps Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides independent financial advisory and investment banking services worldwide. It operates in three segments: Financial Advisory, Corporate Finance Consulting, and Investment Banking. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.3, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Duff & Phelps as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins 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 Duff & Phelps Ratings Report.

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