Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Precision Castparts (NYSE: PCP) is tomorrow, September 5, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $161.25 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.1%. The average volume for Precision Castparts has been 666,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Precision Castparts has a market cap of $23.41 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Precision Castparts Corp. manufactures and sells metal components and products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 18.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Precision Castparts 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, 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 lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Precision Castparts Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.