NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Arch Coal Inc (NYSE: ACI) is tomorrow, November 29, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 11 cents per share. At a price of $14.53 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.2%.

The average volume for Arch Coal has been 6.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Arch Coal has a market cap of $2.95 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 61.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Arch Coal, Inc. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.8, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 17.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Arch Coal as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its robust revenue growth -- not just in the most recent periods but in previous quarters as well. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and generally poor debt management. You can view the full Arch Coal Ratings Report.

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