Safeway Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (SWY)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Safeway (NYSE: SWY) is tomorrow, December 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $17.80 as of 2:40 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.9%.

The average volume for Safeway has been 5.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Safeway has a market cap of $4.31 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 14.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Safeway Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food and drug retailer in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Safeway as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Safeway Ratings Report.

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