Republic Services Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (RSG)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) is tomorrow, September 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 24 cents per share. At a price of $27.70 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.4%.

The average volume for Republic Services has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Republic Services has a market cap of $10.22 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Republic Services, Inc. provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Republic Services Ratings Report.

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