NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE: FDP) is Monday, May 14, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $24.54 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%. The average volume for Fresh Del Monte Produce has been 298,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fresh Del Monte Produce has a market cap of $1.42 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. engages in producing, sourcing, transporting, and marketing fresh and fresh-cut produce worldwide. It also offers prepared fruit and vegetables, juices, beverages, snacks, poultry, and meat products. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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