NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Teekay Tankers (NYSE: TNK) is tomorrow, May 18, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $9.38 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 11.6%.

The average volume for Teekay Tankers has been 639,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Teekay Tankers has a market cap of $382.2 million and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 24.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Teekay Tankers Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of oil tankers. As of March 1, 2010, the company's fleet consisted of nine Aframax-class oil tankers and three Suezmax-class oil tankers. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.9, above the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 26.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Teekay Tankers as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full Teekay Tankers Ratings Report.

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