NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Badger Meter

(NYSE:

BMI

) is Monday, November 28, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $27.80 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%.

The average volume for Badger Meter has been 130,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Badger Meter has a market cap of $424.3 million and is part of the

technology

sector and

electronics

industry. Shares are down 36.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Badger Meter, Inc. engages in manufacturing and marketing liquid flow measurement and control technology products worldwide. Its products are used in various applications, including water, oil, and chemicals. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4, above the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 17.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Badger Meter as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full

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