Ralph Lauren Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (RL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) is tomorrow, September 26, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $153.72 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1%.

The average volume for Ralph Lauren has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ralph Lauren has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Ralph Lauren Corporation engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of lifestyle products. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.5, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Ralph Lauren as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Ralph Lauren Ratings Report.

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