NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Realty Income Corporation

(NYSE:

O

) is tomorrow, May 30, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $38.82 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.5%.

The average volume for Realty Income has been 641,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Realty Income has a market cap of $5.15 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Realty Income Corporation engages in the acquisition and ownership of commercial retail real estate properties in the United States. The company leases its retail properties primarily to regional and national retail chain store operators. The company has a P/E ratio of 39, below the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 40.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Realty Income as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

Realty Income Ratings Report

.

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