) -- The ex-dividend date for

Silgan Holdings



) is tomorrow, March 1, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 11 cents per share. At a price of $37.26 as of 10:02 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Silgan has been 287,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Silgan has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

consumer non-durables

industry. Shares are up 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Silgan Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of metal and plastic consumer goods packaging products primarily in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.5, below the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 19.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.6.

TheStreet Ratings rates Silgan as buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

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