Rockwood Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (ROC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Rockwood Holdings (NYSE: ROC) is tomorrow, November 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 35 cents per share. At a price of $44.08 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.2%.

The average volume for Rockwood has been 863,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Rockwood has a market cap of $3.39 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 11% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets specialty chemicals and materials for industrial and commercial applications primarily in Germany, the United States, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Rockwood as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Rockwood Ratings Report.

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