NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Great Plains Energy

(NYSE:

GXP

) is tomorrow, February 24, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 21 cents per share. At a price of $20.89 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.1%.

The average volume for Great Plains Energy has been 843,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Great Plains Energy has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the

utilities

sector and

utilities

industry. Shares are down 4.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 17.4, above the average utilities 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 Great Plains Energy as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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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