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 Costco Wholesale Corporation (Nasdaq: COST) is tomorrow, May 15, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 31 cents per share. At a price of $110.32 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%. The average volume for Costco Wholesale has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Costco Wholesale has a market cap of $48 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 11.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Costco Wholesale Corporation engages in the operation of membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Costco Wholesale as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Costco Wholesale Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100% See his top picks for 14-days FREE.