NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Yum Brands (NYSE: YUM) is tomorrow, April 11, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 28 cents per share. At a price of $69.66 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%. The average volume for Yum has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Yum has a market cap of $28.68 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 18.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a quick service restaurant company in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.1, above the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 24.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Yum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Yum Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.