NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Choice Hotels International

(NYSE:

CHH

) is tomorrow, September 29, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 19 cents per share. At a price of $30.59 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%.

The average volume for Choice Hotels International has been 231,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Choice Hotels International has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

leisure

industry. Shares are down 20.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Choice Hotels International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a hotel franchisor worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7, above the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 14.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Choice Hotels International as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full

Choice Hotels International Ratings Report

.

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