Plum Creek Timber Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (PCL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Plum Creek Timber (NYSE: PCL) is tomorrow, November 14, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 42 cents per share. At a price of $42.52 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.9%.

The average volume for Plum Creek Timber has been 918,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Plum Creek Timber has a market cap of $6.89 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 16.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The trust owns and manages timberlands in the United States. Its products include lumber products, plywood, medium density fiberboard, and related by-products, such as wood chips. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Plum Creek Timber as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Plum Creek Timber Ratings Report.

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