NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE: SSD) is tomorrow, October 4, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $24.69 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%.

The average volume for Simpson has been 241,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Simpson has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 19.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 31.9, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 32.7 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, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Simpson Ratings Report.

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