Reynolds American Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (RAI)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI) is tomorrow, December 6, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 59 cents per share. At a price of $44.05 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.4%.

The average volume for Reynolds American has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Reynolds American has a market cap of $24.54 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are up 6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarette and other tobacco products in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Reynolds American as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Reynolds American Ratings Report.

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