NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Great Plains Energy

(NYSE:

GXP

) is tomorrow, May 25, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $20.77 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4%.

The average volume for Great Plains Energy has been 979,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Great Plains Energy has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the

utilities

sector and

utilities

industry. Shares are up 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Great Plains Energy Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. The company also provides steam services in the Missouri area. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.1, equal to the average utilities industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Great Plains Energy as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Great Plains Energy Ratings Report

.

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