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) -- The ex-dividend date for

Republic Services



) is tomorrow, June 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $25.63 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.5%.

The average volume for Republic Services has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Republic Services has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

materials & construction

industry. Shares are down 7.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Republic Services, Inc. provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Republic Services as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Republic Services Ratings Report


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