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 Costco Wholesale Corporation (Nasdaq: COST) is tomorrow, December 6, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $7 per share. At a price of $104.68 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%. The average volume for Costco Wholesale has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Costco Wholesale has a market cap of $45.23 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 25.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Costco Wholesale Corporation engages in the operation of membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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