NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Precision Castparts (NYSE: PCP) is tomorrow, March 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $165.82 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.1%.

The average volume for Precision Castparts has been 728,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Precision Castparts has a market cap of $25.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Precision Castparts Corp. manufactures and sells metal components and products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 21, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 22.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Precision Castparts 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Precision Castparts Ratings Report.

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