NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for A Schulman (Nasdaq: SHLM) is tomorrow, October 20, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $19.14 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.5%.

The average volume for A Schulman has been 214,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. A Schulman has a market cap of $579.4 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

A. Schulman, Inc. supplies plastic compounds and resins to consumer products, industrial, automotive, and packaging markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 13.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates A Schulman as a hold. 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 and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full A Schulman Ratings Report.

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