NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for GFI Group (NYSE: GFIG) is Monday, August 15, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $4.43 as of 10:11 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.9%.

The average volume for GFI Group has been 381,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. GFI Group has a market cap of $497.3 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 3.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

GFI Group Inc. provides wholesale brokerage, clearing, electronic execution, and trading support products for financial markets in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.3, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates GFI Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. You can view the full GFI Group Ratings Report.

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