Lowe's Companies Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (LOW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Lowe's Companies (NYSE: LOW) is tomorrow, January 18, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $36.36 as of 10:06 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%.

The average volume for Lowe's Companies has been 10.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Lowe's Companies has a market cap of $40.41 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Lowe's Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers a range of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Lowe's Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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 Lowe's Companies Ratings Report.

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