NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Spartan Stores

(Nasdaq:

SPTN

) is tomorrow, May 30, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $16.95 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%.

The average volume for Spartan Stores has been 107,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Spartan Stores has a market cap of $365.7 million and is part of the

services

sector and

wholesale

industry. Shares are down 8.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Spartan Stores, Inc. operates as a grocery distributor and retailer principally in Michigan and Indiana. The company operates in two segments, Distribution and Retail. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1, equal to the average wholesale industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Spartan Stores as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Spartan Stores Ratings Report

.

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