NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Tyson Foods

(NYSE:

TSN

) is tomorrow, February 25, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $18.38 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for Tyson has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Tyson has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

food & beverage

industry. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and marketing of chicken, beef, pork, and prepared food products, as well as related allied products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.7, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyson as buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Tyson Ratings Report

.

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