NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Flowers Foods

(NYSE:

FLO

) is tomorrow, November 30, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $19.70 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.1%.

The average volume for Flowers has been 744,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Flowers has a market cap of $2.62 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

food & beverage

industry. Shares are up 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Flowers Foods, Inc. produces and markets bakery products in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) and Warehouse Delivery. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1, above the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 19.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Flowers as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Flowers Ratings Report

.

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