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) -- The ex-dividend date for

Dover Corporation



) is Monday, February 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 32 cents per share. At a price of $66.16 as of 9:59 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%.

The average volume for Dover has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Dover has a market cap of $11.21 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and


industry. Shares are up 13% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Dover Corporation manufactures and sells industrial products and components, and consumables. The company operates in four segments: Industrial Products, Engineered Systems, Fluid Management, and Electronic Technologies. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 14.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Dover as a


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

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