NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) is tomorrow, December 20, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $15.45 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.2%.

The average volume for H&R Block has been 3.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. H&R Block has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 29% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation, retail banking, and various business advisory and consulting services. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.6, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 14.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates H&R Block as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally poor debt management and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full H&R Block Ratings Report.

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