NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Silvercorp Metals (NYSE: SVM) is tomorrow, June 28, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 2 cents per share. At a price of $8.66 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for Silvercorp has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Silvercorp has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 31.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Silvercorp Metals Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of silver mineral properties in China and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.7, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Silvercorp as a 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. You can view the full Silvercorp Ratings Report.

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