NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Stage Stores (NYSE: SSI) is tomorrow, December 2, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $12.33 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.1%. The average volume for Stage Stores has been 355,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stage Stores has a market cap of $358.7 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 27.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Stage Stores, Inc. operates as a specialty department store retailer that offers branded and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and footwear for women, men, and children in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.6, below the average retail industry P/E ratio of 15.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Stage Stores as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and poor profit margins. You can view the full Stage Stores Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.