NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) is tomorrow, March 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $30.60 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.9%. The average volume for Republic Services has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Republic Services has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 11.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Republic Services, Inc. provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, below the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio of 19.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Republic Services Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.