The ex-dividend date for McCormick & Company (NYSE:MKC) is tomorrow, April 4, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 31 cents per share. At a price of $55.09 as of 9:30 a.m., the dividend yield is 2.3%.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for McCormick & Company (NYSE: MKC) is tomorrow, April 4, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 31 cents per share. At a price of $55.09 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%. The average volume for McCormick has been 532,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. McCormick has a market cap of $6.14 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. McCormick & Company, Incorporated engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of flavor products and other specialty food products to the food industry worldwide. It operates in two segments, Consumer and Industrial. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, above the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 18.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates McCormick as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. 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 McCormick Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.