NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for John Wiley & Sons (NYSE: JW.A) is Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $44.07 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%.

The average volume for John Wiley & Sons has been 108,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. John Wiley & Sons has a market cap of $2.24 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 2.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. publishes and sells print and electronic products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, equal to the average media industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates John Wiley & Sons as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full John Wiley & Sons Ratings Report.

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