NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Ametek (NYSE: AME) is tomorrow, December 6, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $43.12 as of 9:33 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%.

The average volume for Ametek has been 798,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ametek has a market cap of $6.78 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 18.9, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Ametek Ratings Report.

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