NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

A.O. Smith Corporation

(NYSE:

AOS

) is tomorrow, January 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $42.17 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%.

The average volume for A.O. Smith has been 503,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. A.O. Smith has a market cap of $1.62 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

industrial

industry. Shares are up 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

A. O. Smith Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of water heating equipment to the residential and commercial markets in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 6.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates A.O. Smith as a

buy

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

A.O. Smith Ratings Report

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