NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Rayonier (NYSE: RYN) is tomorrow, December 14, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $41.62 as of 10:10 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.9%.

The average volume for Rayonier has been 933,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Rayonier has a market cap of $5.06 billion and is part of the conglomerates sector and conglomerates industry. Shares are up 18.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Rayonier, Inc. engages in the sale and development of real estate and timberland management, as well as in the production and sale of cellulose fibers in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, equal to the average conglomerates industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rayonier as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Rayonier Ratings Report.

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