Silver Wheaton Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (SLW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Silver Wheaton Corporation (NYSE: SLW) is Monday, November 19, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 7 cents per share. At a price of $35.02 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%.

The average volume for Silver Wheaton has been 4.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Silver Wheaton has a market cap of $12.94 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 26.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Silver Wheaton Corp., a mining company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a silver streaming company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Silver Wheaton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Silver Wheaton Ratings Report.

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