NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Kimco Realty (NYSE: KIM) is tomorrow, December 30, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 19 cents per share. At a price of $16.59 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.6%.

The average volume for Kimco has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kimco has a market cap of $6.78 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Kimco Realty Corporation is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. The company has a P/E ratio of 75.7, below the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 83.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimco as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Kimco Ratings Report.

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