Corrections Corporation Of America Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (CXW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) is Monday, July 1, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 48 cents per share. At a price of $33.95 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.7%.

The average volume for Corrections Corporation of America has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Corrections Corporation of America has a market cap of $3.43 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 3.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Corrections Corporation of America, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates privatized correctional and detention facilities in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Corrections Corporation of America as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Corrections Corporation of America Ratings Report.

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