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Owners of Spreadtrum Communications (NASDAQ: SPRD) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $19.60 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%. The average volume for Spreadtrum Communications has been 853,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Spreadtrum Communications has a market cap of $963.4 million and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 14% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. Spreadtrum Communications, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, engages in the design, development, and marketing of mobile chipset platforms for smartphones, feature phones, and other consumer electronics products in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.95. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Spreadtrum Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Spreadtrum Communications as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Spreadtrum Communications Ratings Report now.