Micrel Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (MCRL)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Micrel (Nasdaq: MCRL) is Monday, February 6, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $11.88 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Micrel has been 419,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Micrel has a market cap of $753.2 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 16% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Micrel Incorporated, doing business as Micrel Semiconductor, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets high-performance analog power, mixed-signal, and digital integrated circuits (ICs) primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, above the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 18 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Micrel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. You can view the full Micrel Ratings Report.

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