Wal-Mart Stores Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (WMT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT) is tomorrow, December 5, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $71.48 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%.

The average volume for Wal-Mart Stores has been 7.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $242.09 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 19.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates retail stores, restaurants, discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, apparel stores, Sam's Clubs, and neighborhood markets, as well as walmart.com; and samsclub.com. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Wal-Mart Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Wal-Mart Stores Ratings Report.

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