NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Littelfuse (Nasdaq: LFUS) is tomorrow, May 17, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $59.45 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%. The average volume for Littelfuse has been 109,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Littelfuse has a market cap of $1.37 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 37.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Littelfuse, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection devices in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Littelfuse as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Littelfuse Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.