NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for BT Group (NYSE: BT) is tomorrow, August 10, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 79 cents per share. At a price of $27.63 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.9%.

The average volume for BT Group has been 129,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. BT Group has a market cap of $24.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

BT Group plc provides communications solutions and services worldwide. It engages in the provision of networked IT services; and local, national, and international telecommunications services for use at home, at work, and on the move. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3, above the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 10 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates BT Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full BT Group Ratings Report.

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