NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD) is tomorrow, September 27, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $10.87 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for American Vanguard has been 218,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Vanguard has a market cap of $296.7 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 25.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing, developing, and marketing specialty chemical products for agricultural and commercial uses. The company manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, human, and animal health protection. The company has a P/E ratio of 16, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates American Vanguard 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full American Vanguard Ratings Report.

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