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) -- The ex-dividend date for

Ameristar Casinos



) is Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $18.28 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%.

The average volume for Ameristar Casinos has been 289,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ameristar Casinos has a market cap of $605.6 million and is part of the


sector and


industry. Shares are up 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Ameristar Casinos, Inc. develops, owns, and operates casinos and related hotel, food and beverage, entertainment, and other facilities in the United States. It primarily offers slot plays, as well as a range of table games, including blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2, below the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 21.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Ameristar Casinos as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

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