Service Corporation International Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (SCI)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) is tomorrow, January 11, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $10.76 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%.

The average volume for Service Corporation International has been 811,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Service Corporation International has a market cap of $2.43 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Service Corporation International provides deathcare products and services in the United States, Canada, and Germany. Its funeral service and cemetery operations consist of funeral service locations, cemeteries, funeral service/cemetery combination locations, crematoria, and related businesses. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 19.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Service Corporation International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Service Corporation International Ratings Report.

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