NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Greenhill (NYSE: GHL) is Monday, December 5, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 45 cents per share. At a price of $38.36 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.7%.

The average volume for Greenhill has been 517,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Greenhill has a market cap of $1.11 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 53.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Greenhill & Co., Inc. operates as an independent investment bank. The company provides financial advice on mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, fund placement, financings, and capital raisings to corporations, partnerships, institutions, and governments, as well as merchant banking services. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.3, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Greenhill as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. You can view the full Greenhill Ratings Report.

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