NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for United Stationers (Nasdaq: USTR) is tomorrow, December 13, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $31.97 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%.

The average volume for United Stationers has been 278,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. United Stationers has a market cap of $1.35 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 1.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

United Stationers Inc., through its subsidiary, United Stationers Supply Co., engages in the wholesale distribution of business products in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1, equal to the average wholesale industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Stationers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, attractive valuation levels, 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 has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full United Stationers Ratings Report.

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