NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Duff & Phelps Corporation Class A (NYSE: DUF) is tomorrow, March 2, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $13.82 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.6%. The average volume for Duff & Phelps Corporation Class A has been 100,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Duff & Phelps Corporation Class A has a market cap of $485.4 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 5.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Duff & Phelps Corporation provides independent financial advisory and investment banking services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Financial Advisory, Alternative Asset Advisory, and Investment Banking. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9, below the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 26.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Duff & Phelps Corporation Class A as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Duff & Phelps Corporation Class A Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.