NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Ametek (NYSE: AME) is tomorrow, September 14, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $36.11 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.7%.

The average volume for Ametek has been 792,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ametek has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

AMETEK, Inc. manufactures and sells electronic instruments and electromechanical devices in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. The company operates in two segments, Electronic Instruments Group and Electromechanical Group. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Ametek as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Ametek Ratings Report.

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