NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE: AT) is Monday, February 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $14.74 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.9%.

The average volume for Atlantic has been 590,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Atlantic has a market cap of $1.67 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Atlantic Power Corporation operates as a power generation and infrastructure company with a diversified portfolio of assets in the United States and Canada.

TheStreet Ratings rates Atlantic as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally weak debt management. You can view the full Atlantic Ratings Report.

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