NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH) is tomorrow, March 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 19 cents per share. At a price of $37.47 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%. The average volume for Choice Hotels International has been 151,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Choice Hotels International has a market cap of $2.18 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Choice Hotels International, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a hotel franchisor worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.4, above the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 17.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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