Harsco Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (HSC)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) is tomorrow, January 11, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 21 cents per share. At a price of $20.60 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4%.

The average volume for Harsco has been 618,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Harsco has a market cap of $1.64 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Harsco Corporation provides engineered solutions to industrial customers worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Harsco Infrastructure, Harsco Metals & Minerals, Harsco Rail, and Harsco Industrial. The company has a P/E ratio of 52.2, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 58.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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

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