Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Bunge (NYSE: BG) is tomorrow, August 17, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 27 cents per share. At a price of $64.33 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%. The average volume for Bunge has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Bunge has a market cap of $9.48 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Bunge Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in the agriculture and food businesses worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1, below the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 13.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Bunge as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Bunge Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.