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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 Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is tomorrow, February 27, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $108.01 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%. The average volume for Whirlpool has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Whirlpool has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Whirlpool Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of home appliances worldwide. Its principal products include laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers, and other portable household appliances. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.