The ex-dividend date for Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) is tomorrow, October 3, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 27 cents per share. At a price of $31.65 as of 9:30 a.m., the dividend yield is 3.5%.
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 Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is tomorrow, October 3, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 27 cents per share. At a price of $31.65 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.5%. The average volume for Sysco has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Sysco has a market cap of $18.34 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the marketing and distribution of a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.5, equal to the average wholesale industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Sysco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Sysco 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.