National CineMedia Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (NCMI)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for National CineMedia (Nasdaq: NCMI) is tomorrow, March 6, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $15.39 as of 10 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.7%.

The average volume for National CineMedia has been 321,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. National CineMedia has a market cap of $746.5 million and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 23.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

National CineMedia, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates a digital in-theatre network in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.6, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 19.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates National CineMedia as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full National CineMedia Ratings Report.

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