NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Texas Roadhouse (Nasdaq: TXRH) is Monday, March 12, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $16.51 as of 9:55 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%. The average volume for Texas Roadhouse has been 845,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Texas Roadhouse has a market cap of $1.05 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 10.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Texas Roadhouse, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a full-service, casual dining restaurant chain in the United States. It operates restaurants under the Texas Roadhouse and Aspen Creek names. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7, above the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 17.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Texas Roadhouse as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Texas Roadhouse Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.