Silver Wheaton Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (SLW)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Silver Wheaton Corporation (NYSE: SLW) is Monday, April 2, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $33.29 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%.

The average volume for Silver Wheaton has been five million shares per day over the past 30 days. Silver Wheaton has a market cap of $11.29 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Silver Wheaton Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a silver streaming company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 28 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Silver Wheaton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Silver Wheaton Ratings Report.

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