) -- The ex-dividend date for

Vail Resorts



) is tomorrow, December 20, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $43.94 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Vail has been 323,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Vail has a market cap of $1.55 billion and is part of the


sector and


industry. Shares are down 18% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of resorts in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Mountain, Lodging, and Real Estate. The company has a P/E ratio of 71.6, below the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 78.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Vail as a


. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

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