Alliant Techsystems Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (ATK)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) is Monday, March 5, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $59.85 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3%.

The average volume for Alliant Techsystems has been 218,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alliant Techsystems has a market cap of $2.02 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Alliant Techsystems Inc. engages in the supply of aerospace and defense products to the U.S. government, allied nations, and prime contractors. The company also supplies ammunition and related accessories to law enforcement agencies and commercial customers. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.3, above the average aerospace/defense industry P/E ratio of seven and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliant Techsystems as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Alliant Techsystems Ratings Report.

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