NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE: ACO) is tomorrow, December 6, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $31.65 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%.

The average volume for AMCOL International has been 150,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. AMCOL International has a market cap of $1.01 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

AMCOL International Corporation engages in the development and application of minerals and technology products and services to various industrial and consumer markets. It operates in four segments: Minerals and Materials, Environmental, Oilfield Services, and Transportation. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.1, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 28.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates AMCOL International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full AMCOL International Ratings Report.

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