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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) is tomorrow, August 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $6.36 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%.

The average volume for Arch Coal has been 14.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Arch Coal has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 56% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Arch Coal, Inc. engages in the production and sale of steam and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located in the United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates Arch Coal as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Arch Coal Ratings Report.

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