Eastman Chemical Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (EMN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN) is tomorrow, December 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 30 cents per share. At a price of $63.84 as of 2:40 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%.

The average volume for Eastman Chemical has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Eastman Chemical has a market cap of $9.62 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 60.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Eastman Chemical Company, a chemical company, engages in the manufacture and sale of chemicals, plastics, and fibers in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Eastman Chemical as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Eastman Chemical Ratings Report.

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