NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE: ACO) is tomorrow, August 26, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $29.19 as of 9:33 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%.

The average volume for AMCOL International has been 173,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. AMCOL International has a market cap of $901.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

AMCOL International Corporation engages in the development and application of minerals and technology products and services to various industrial and consumer markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.9, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates AMCOL International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full AMCOL International Ratings Report.

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