The ex-dividend date for Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) is tomorrow, April 3, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 28 cents per share. At a price of $35.35 as of 9:32 a.m., the dividend yield is 3.2%.
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 Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is tomorrow, April 3, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 28 cents per share. At a price of $35.35 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.2%. The average volume for Sysco has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Sysco has a market cap of $20.61 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 11.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the marketing and distribution of a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys Stocks Under $10 that he thinks could potentially double. See what he's trading today with a 14-day FREE pass.
TheStreet Ratings rates Sysco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. You can view the full Sysco Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. 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.