NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Stanley Black & Decker

(NYSE:

SWK

) is Monday, February 28, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 41 cents per share. At a price of $74.47 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%.

The average volume for Stanley Black & Decker has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Stanley Black & Decker has a market cap of $12.1 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

industrial

industry. Shares are up 11% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. manufactures tools and engineered security solutions worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 55, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.6.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stanley Black & Decker as buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Stanley Black & Decker Ratings Report

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