NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Griffon Corporation

(NYSE:

GFF

) is tomorrow, May 24, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 2 cents per share. At a price of $7.68 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1%.

The average volume for Griffon has been 142,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Griffon has a market cap of $502 million and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

materials & construction

industry. Shares are down 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Griffon Corporation manufactures home and building, technology related, and plastic products. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.7, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Griffon as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. You can view the full

Griffon Ratings Report

.

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