Otter Tail Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (OTTR)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Otter Tail Corporation (Nasdaq: OTTR) is Monday, February 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 30 cents per share. At a price of $22.24 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.3%.

The average volume for Otter Tail has been 137,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Otter Tail has a market cap of $792.6 million and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Otter Tail Corporation engages in electric and nonelectric operations in the United States and internationally. It operates in six segments: Electric, Plastics, Manufacturing, Health Services, Food Ingredient Processing, and Other Business Operations. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.8, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 25 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Otter Tail as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Otter Tail Ratings Report.

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