NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Cedar Fair

(NYSE:

FUN

) is tomorrow, March 1, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $28.54 as of 10:04 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.6%.

The average volume for Cedar Fair has been 285,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cedar Fair has a market cap of $1.37 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

leisure

industry. Shares are up 32.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Cedar Fair, L.P. owns and operates amusement and water parks in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.3, below the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 164.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cedar Fair 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. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full

Cedar Fair Ratings Report

.

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