NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (NYSE: CBI) is tomorrow, December 15, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $36.75 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.5%.

The average volume for Chicago Bridge has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Chicago Bridge has a market cap of $3.81 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 19.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. provides engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services, as well as process technology solutions primarily to energy and natural resource industries. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chicago Bridge as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Chicago Bridge Ratings Report.

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