NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Lincoln Electric Holdings

(Nasdaq:

LECO

) is tomorrow, March 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $45.65 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%.

The average volume for Lincoln Electric has been 280,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lincoln Electric has a market cap of $3.52 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

industrial

industry. Shares are up 16.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of welding, cutting, and brazing products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Lincoln Electric as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Lincoln Electric Ratings Report

.

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