) -- The ex-dividend date for

Silgan Holdings



) is tomorrow, August 30, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 11 cents per share. At a price of $37.11 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Silgan has been 750,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Silgan has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

consumer non-durables

industry. Shares are up 1.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Silgan Holdings Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of metal and plastic consumer goods packaging products primarily in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9, below the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 17.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Silgan as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

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