The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 19 points (+0.1%) at 12,941 as of Monday, Mar 12, 2012, 10:40 a.m. ET. During this time, 136.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 818.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,091 issues advancing vs. 1,710 declining with 139 unchanged. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 is the ex-dividend date for Dow component Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO). Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 51 cents per share. At a price of $69.80 as of 10:40 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.9% compared to the average Dow component yield of 2.7%. consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 0.7% year to date as of Friday's close. The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.8, above the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 12.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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