Steel Dynamics Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (STLD)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Steel Dynamics (Nasdaq: STLD) is tomorrow, March 26, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 11 cents per share. At a price of $15.65 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8%.

The average volume for Steel Dynamics has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Steel Dynamics has a market cap of $3.43 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 13.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Steel Dynamics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells steel products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Steel Operations, Metals Recycling and Ferrous Resources Operations, and Steel Fabrication Operations. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Steel Dynamics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Steel Dynamics Ratings Report.

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