) -- The ex-dividend date for

Choice Hotels International



) is tomorrow, December 30, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 19 cents per share. At a price of $38.51 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%.

The average volume for Choice Hotels International has been 179,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Choice Hotels International has a market cap of $2.33 billion and is part of the


sector and


industry. Shares are up 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Choice Hotels International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a hotel franchisor worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.5, above the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 18.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Choice Hotels International as a


. 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 expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full

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