NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Simpson Manufacturing

(NYSE:

SSD

) is Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $34.05 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%.

The average volume for Simpson has been 239,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Simpson has a market cap of $1.58 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

industrial

industry. Shares are up 10.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, engineering, manufacture, and sale of building products. The company has a P/E ratio of 39, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Simpson as a

buy

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

Simpson Ratings Report

.

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