Giant Interactive Group Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (GA)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Giant Interactive Group (NYSE: GA) is tomorrow, March 21, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 29 cents per share. At a price of $5.14 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.8%.

The average volume for Giant Interactive Group has been 499,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Giant Interactive Group has a market cap of $936.7 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 26.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Giant Interactive Group Inc. develops and operates online games in the People's Republic of China. It primarily offers multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs). The company operates 11 games, including nine MMORPGs, one casual massively multiplayer online game, and one strategy browser game. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.9, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 9.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Giant Interactive Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full Giant Interactive Group Ratings Report.

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