) -- The ex-dividend date for

A.O. Smith Corporation



) is tomorrow, April 27, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 14 cents per share. At a price of $42.87 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3%.

The average volume for A.O. Smith has been 321,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. A.O. Smith has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and


industry. Shares are up 9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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A. O. Smith Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of water heating equipment and electric motors for the residential, commercial, and industrial end markets in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Water Products and Electrical Products. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.7, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 16.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates A.O. Smith as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

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