FirstEnergy Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (FE)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is Monday, November 5, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 55 cents per share. At a price of $45.08 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.8%.

The average volume for FirstEnergy has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. FirstEnergy has a market cap of $19.12 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

FirstEnergy Corp. operates as a diversified energy company. The company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates FirstEnergy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full FirstEnergy Ratings Report.

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