NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is tomorrow, March 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 72 cents per share. At a price of $145.17 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%. The average volume for VF has been one million shares per day over the past 30 days. VF has a market cap of $14.63 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. V.F. Corporation designs and manufactures, or sources from independent contractors various apparel and footwear products primarily in the United States and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, below the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 21.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates VF as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full VF Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.