PetSmart Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (PETM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for PetSmart (Nasdaq: PETM) is tomorrow, October 24, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $66.25 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1%.

The average volume for PetSmart has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. PetSmart has a market cap of $7.42 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 33.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

PetSmart, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of products, services, and solutions for pets in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1, equal to the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates PetSmart 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, revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full PetSmart Ratings Report.

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