NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Airgas (NYSE: ARG) is Monday, June 13, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 29 cents per share. At a price of $66.76 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%.

The average volume for Airgas has been one million shares per day over the past 30 days. Airgas has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Airgas, Inc., through its subsidiaries, distributes industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.6, equal to the average wholesale industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Airgas as a 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 expanding profit margins. 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 Airgas Ratings Report.

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