The ex-dividend date for Graco Incorporated (NYSE:GGG) is tomorrow, October 13, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 21 cents per share. At a price of $38.45 as of 9:30 a.m., the dividend yield is 2.2%.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Graco Incorporated (NYSE: GGG) is tomorrow, October 13, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 21 cents per share. At a price of $38.45 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%. The average volume for Graco has been 490,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Graco has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 4.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Graco Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid materials. It operates in three segments: Industrial, Contractor, and Lubrication. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 17.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Graco 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, robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full Graco Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.