J.M. Smucker Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (SJM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for J.M. Smucker (NYSE: SJM) is tomorrow, November 14, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 52 cents per share. At a price of $85.05 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%.

The average volume for J.M. Smucker has been 686,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. J.M. Smucker has a market cap of $9.23 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The J. M. Smucker Company engages in manufacturing and marketing branded food products primarily in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates J.M. Smucker as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full J.M. Smucker Ratings Report.

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