NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

A.O. Smith Corporation

(NYSE:

AOS

) is tomorrow, April 26, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $47.67 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for A.O. Smith has been 457,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. A.O. Smith has a market cap of $1.84 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

industrial

industry. Shares are up 17.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

A. O. Smith Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of water heaters and boilers to the residential and commercial markets primarily in the United States, Canada, and the People's Republic of China. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 7.1 and below 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth 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

A.O. Smith Ratings Report

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