NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Newell Rubbermaid

(NYSE:

NWL

) is Monday, February 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $18.53 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The average volume for Newell Rubbermaid has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Newell Rubbermaid has a market cap of $4.94 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

consumer durables

industry. Shares are up 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. markets consumer and commercial products. It operates in three segments: Newell Consumer, Newell Professional, and Baby & Parenting Essentials. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8, below the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio of 43.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Newell Rubbermaid as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Newell Rubbermaid Ratings Report

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