NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Guess (NYSE: GES) is Monday, March 26, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $32.29 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%. The average volume for Guess has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Guess has a market cap of $2.74 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Guess , Inc. designs, markets, distributes, and licenses lifestyle collections of apparel and accessories for men, women, and children. It offers collections of denim and cotton clothing, including jeans, pants, overalls, skirts, dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, jackets, and knitwear. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 10.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Guess 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, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. You can view the full Guess Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.