NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Royal Caribbean Cruises

(NYSE:

RCL

) is Monday, February 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $28.85 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Royal Caribbean Cruises has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Royal Caribbean Cruises has a market cap of $6.23 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

leisure

industry. Shares are up 17.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates in the cruise vacation industry worldwide. It owns five cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, and CDF Croisieres de France. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.4, above the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 10 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Caribbean Cruises as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally poor debt management and poor profit margins. You can view the full

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ratings Report

.

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