Silvercorp Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (SVM)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Silvercorp Metals (NYSE: SVM) is tomorrow, March 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $7.15 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Silvercorp has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Silvercorp has a market cap of $1.22 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 11.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Silvercorp Metals Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of silver mineral properties in China and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 14 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Silvercorp as a buy. 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Silvercorp Ratings Report.

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