NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Franklin Electric (Nasdaq: FELE) is tomorrow, November 8, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 14 cents per share. At a price of $48.51 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%.

The average volume for Franklin Electric has been 172,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Franklin Electric has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 25.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Franklin Electric Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of groundwater and fuel pumping systems. It operates in two segments, Water Systems and Fueling Systems. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 22.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Franklin Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Franklin Electric Ratings Report.

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