NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Littelfuse (Nasdaq: LFUS) is tomorrow, February 15, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $53.80 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3%. The average volume for Littelfuse has been 121,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Littelfuse has a market cap of $1.16 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 24.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Littelfuse, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection devices in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: Electronics, Automotive, and Electrical. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.8, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 12.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Littelfuse as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Littelfuse Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.