NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) is Monday, March 5, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 41 cents per share. At a price of $76.76 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%. The average volume for Stanley Black & Decker has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Stanley Black & Decker has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 13.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. provides hand tools, mechanical access solutions, and electronic security solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 18 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Stanley Black & Decker as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Stanley Black & Decker Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.