NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE: NM) is tomorrow, December 15, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $3.59 as of 10:04 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.3%. The average volume for Navios Maritime has been 562,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Navios Maritime has a market cap of $384.4 million and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 26.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. operates as a seaborne shipping and logistics company in Greece. It focuses on the transportation and transshipment of dry bulk commodities, including iron ore, coal, fertilizers, and grains. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.5, below the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 5.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Navios Maritime as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Navios Maritime Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.