NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: BKCC) is Monday, December 19, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 26 cents per share. At a price of $8.73 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 12.2%. The average volume for BlackRock Kelso has been 478,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. BlackRock Kelso has a market cap of $622.8 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 22.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation is a private equity firm specializing in investments in middle market companies. The firm invests in all industries. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.3, below the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 8.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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