Gerdau Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (GGB)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Gerdau (NYSE: GGB) is tomorrow, March 5, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of one cent per share. At a price of $8.04 as of 10:06 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for Gerdau has been 6.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Gerdau has a market cap of $14.16 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 7.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Gerdau S.A. engages in the production and commercialization of steel products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Gerdau as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Gerdau Ratings Report.

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