Newcastle Investment Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (NCT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Newcastle Investment Corporation (NYSE: NCT) is tomorrow, March 21, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $11.22 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.7%.

The average volume for Newcastle Investment has been 5.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Newcastle Investment has a market cap of $2.91 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 28.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Newcastle Investment Corp. operates as a real estate investment and finance company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Newcastle Investment as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. You can view the full Newcastle Investment Ratings Report.

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