NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) is tomorrow, July 19, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 36 cents per share. At a price of $17.06 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.5%.

The average volume for Compass Diversified has been 275,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Compass Diversified has a market cap of $795.3 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 3.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Compass Diversified Holdings is a public investment firm specializing in acquiring controlling stakes in small to middle market companies. The firm seeks to make middle market and buyout investments.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Compass Diversified as a buy. 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Compass Diversified Ratings Report.

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