Standard Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (SMP)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Standard Motor Products (NYSE: SMP) is Monday, February 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $22.29 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%.

The average volume for Standard has been 198,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Standard has a market cap of $486 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 12.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Standard Motor Products, Inc. manufactures and distributes replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry. It operates through two segments: Engine Management and Temperature Control. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.8, equal to the average automotive industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Standard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Standard Ratings Report.

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