NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Advance America Cash Advance Centers (NYSE: AEA) is tomorrow, August 19, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $7.77 as of 9:58 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3%.

The average volume for Advance America Cash Advance Centers has been 760,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advance America Cash Advance Centers has a market cap of $513 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 43.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. provides cash advance services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.6, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Advance America Cash Advance Centers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Advance America Cash Advance Centers Ratings Report.

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