) -- The ex-dividend date for

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation



) is tomorrow, February 25, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $62.14 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%.

The average volume for Sigma-Aldrich has been 634,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sigma-Aldrich has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and


industry. Shares are down 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, purchases, and distributes a range of chemicals, biochemicals, and equipment worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sigma-Aldrich as buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

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