NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Chemed Corporation (NYSE: CHE) is tomorrow, November 15, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $57.49 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%.

The average volume for Chemed has been 229,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Chemed has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Chemed Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides hospice care, and repair and cleaning services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Vitas and Roto-Rooter. The Vitas segment offers hospice services to terminally ill patients. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7, below the average health services industry P/E ratio of 15 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Chemed as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Chemed Ratings Report.

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