NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Tyson Foods

(NYSE:

TSN

) is tomorrow, May 30, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $19.35 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%.

The average volume for Tyson has been four million shares per day over the past 30 days. Tyson has a market cap of $5.71 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

food & beverage

industry. Shares are down 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and marketing of chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods, and related allied products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.9, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Tyson as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Tyson Ratings Report

.

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