SCANA Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (SCG)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for SCANA (NYSE: SCG) is tomorrow, March 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $44.52 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.4%.

The average volume for SCANA has been 690,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. SCANA has a market cap of $5.76 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

SCANA Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to retail and wholesale customers in South Carolina. It owns nuclear, coal, hydro, oil and gas, and biomass generating facilities. The company has a P/E ratio of 15, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 14.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates SCANA as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full SCANA Ratings Report.

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