McGraw-Hill Companies Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (MHP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated (NYSE: MHP) is tomorrow, August 24, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 26 cents per share. At a price of $49.44 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for McGraw-Hill Companies has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. McGraw-Hill Companies has a market cap of $13.75 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services for the financial, education, commercial, and commodities markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 17, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 15.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw-Hill Companies 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full McGraw-Hill Companies Ratings Report.

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