NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Harte-Hanks (NYSE: HHS) is tomorrow, May 31, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $8.31 as of 9:33 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.1%. The average volume for Harte-Hanks has been 116,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Harte-Hanks has a market cap of $527.3 million and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 7.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Harte-Hanks, Inc. operates as a direct and targeted marketing company that provides direct marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national, and international customer and business-to-business marketers. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1, equal to the average media industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Harte-Hanks 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, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full Harte-Hanks Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.