NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

B&G Foods Inc

(NYSE:

BGS

) is tomorrow, September 28, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 21 cents per share. At a price of $16.97 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.1%.

The average volume for B&G has been 455,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. B&G has a market cap of $783.9 million and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

food & beverage

industry. Shares are up 21.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

B&G Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture, sale, and distribution of shelf-stable foods in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company has a P/E ratio of 16, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates B&G as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

B&G Ratings Report

.

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