Nucor Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (NUE)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Nucor (NYSE: NUE) is tomorrow, September 26, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 37 cents per share. At a price of $39.62 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.7%.

The average volume for Nucor has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Nucor has a market cap of $12.54 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Nucor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of steel and steel products in North America and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 21.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Nucor as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Nucor Ratings Report.

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