NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Snyders-Lance (Nasdaq: LNCE) is Monday, May 21, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $26.60 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%. The average volume for Snyders-Lance has been 212,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Snyders-Lance has a market cap of $1.83 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 17.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Snyder's-Lance, Inc. manufactures, markets, and distributes snack food products primarily in the United States. Its products include pretzels, sandwich crackers, kettle chips, cookies, potato chips, tortilla chips, other salty snacks, sugar wafers, nuts, and restaurant style crackers. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.1, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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