NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for ABM Industries (NYSE: ABM) is tomorrow, October 4, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 14 cents per share. At a price of $18.76 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8%.

The average volume for ABM has been 344,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. ABM has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 27.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

ABM Industries Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, provides facility services for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail facilities primarily in the United States. It operates in four segments: Janitorial, Engineering, Parking, and Security. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates ABM as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. You can view the full ABM Ratings Report.

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