NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) is tomorrow, October 5, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $6.89 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.2%.

The average volume for Masco has been 6.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Masco has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 43.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Masco Corporation manufactures, distributes, and installs home improvement and building products for home improvement and new home construction markets principally in North America and Europe.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Masco as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally weak debt management. You can view the full Masco Ratings Report.

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