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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 Lowe's Companies (NYSE: LOW) is Monday, April 22, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $37.47 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%. The average volume for Lowe's Companies has been 9.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Lowe's Companies has a market cap of $40.92 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 5.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 22.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.