NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) is tomorrow, March 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $105.62 as of 3:55 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.7%. The average volume for FMC has been 469,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. FMC has a market cap of $6.46 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 17.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. FMC Corporation, a chemical company, provides solutions, applications, and products for agricultural, consumer, and industrial markets. The company operates in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals, and Industrial Chemicals. The company has a P/E ratio of 18, below the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 28 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates FMC 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full FMC Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.