McGraw-Hill Companies Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (MHP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated (NYSE: MHP) is tomorrow, December 14, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $2.50 per share. At a price of $56.12 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%.

The average volume for McGraw-Hill Companies has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. McGraw-Hill Companies has a market cap of $15.73 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 26% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services for the financial, commodities and commercial, and education markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw-Hill Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full McGraw-Hill Companies Ratings Report.

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