NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Pepco Holdings Inc (NYSE: POM) is tomorrow, December 8, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 27 cents per share. At a price of $19.76 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.5%.

The average volume for Pepco has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pepco has a market cap of $4.48 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 8.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Pepco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the transmission, distribution, and supply of electricity. The company also distributes and supplies natural gas. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 16.6 and equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pepco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Pepco Ratings Report.

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