NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Whirlpool Corporation

(NYSE:

WHR

) is tomorrow, February 23, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 43 cents per share. At a price of $82.45 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for Whirlpool has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Whirlpool has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

consumer durables

industry. Shares are down 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Whirlpool Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of home appliances worldwide. Its principal products include laundry appliances, refrigerators, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers, and other small household appliances. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.5, equal to the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.2.

TheStreet Ratings rates Whirlpool as buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Whirlpool Ratings Report

.

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