NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Mueller Industries

(NYSE:

MLI

) is tomorrow, February 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $46.23 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for Mueller has been 150,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mueller has a market cap of $1.64 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

industrial

industry. Shares are up 21.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Mueller Industries, Inc. manufactures copper, brass, plastic, and aluminum products. It operates in two segments, Plumbing & Refrigeration, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 17.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Mueller as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations 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

Mueller Ratings Report

.

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