NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (Nasdaq: LINC) is tomorrow, December 13, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 7 cents per share. At a price of $7.23 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.9%.

The average volume for Lincoln Educational Services has been 220,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lincoln Educational Services has a market cap of $161.8 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 52.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation provides career-oriented post-secondary education services in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.8, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lincoln Educational Services as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Lincoln Educational Services Ratings Report.

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