ESCO Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (ESE)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for ESCO Technologies (NYSE: ESE) is tomorrow, April 3, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $36.60 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for ESCO has been 175,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. ESCO has a market cap of $785.9 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 27.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

ESCO Technologies Inc. produces and sells engineered products and systems for utility, industrial, aerospace, and commercial applications worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 15.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates ESCO as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full ESCO Ratings Report.

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