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) -- Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 2.3 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $3.65 (+5.4%) at $71.12 as of 12:31 p.m. ET.
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Gardner Denver has a market cap of $3.27 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 2.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Gardner Denver, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets engineered industrial machinery and related parts and services primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia. The company operates in two segments, Industrial Products Group and Engineered Products Group. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Gardner Denver 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 and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Gardner Denver Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.
The ex-dividend date for Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI) is tomorrow, June 7, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $75.33 as of 9:30 a.m., the dividend yield is 0.3%.