NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) is tomorrow, July 13, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 21 cents per share. At a price of $32.31 as of 10:01 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%.

The average volume for Harsco has been 432,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Harsco has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Harsco Corporation provides industrial services and engineered products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Harsco Infrastructure, Harsco Metals & Minerals, Harsco Rail, and Harsco Industrial. The company has a P/E ratio of 186.7, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 305.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Harsco as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Harsco Ratings Report.

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