NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for SCP Pool (Nasdaq: POOL) is tomorrow, May 10, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $35.91 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%. The average volume for SCP Pool has been 260,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. SCP Pool has a market cap of $1.72 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 20.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Pool Corporation engages in the distribution of swimming pool supplies, equipment, related leisure products, and irrigation and landscape products primarily in North America and Europe. The company offers approximately 160,000 national brand and its own-branded products. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2, above the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio of 23 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates SCP Pool as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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 SCP Pool Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.