NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Crane Company

(NYSE:

CR

) is Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 26 cents per share. At a price of $38.85 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%.

The average volume for Crane has been 354,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Crane has a market cap of $2.28 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

industrial

industry. Shares are down 16.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in five segments: Aerospace & Electronics, Engineered Materials, Merchandising Systems, Fluid Handling, and Controls. The company has a P/E ratio of 75.9, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Crane 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Crane Ratings Report

.

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