NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE: SSD) is Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $29.88 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The average volume for Simpson has been 340,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Simpson has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 3.4% 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 35.2, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 55.8 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Simpson Ratings Report.

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