Companhia De Bebidas Das Americas Ambev Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (ABV)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev (NYSE: ABV) is tomorrow, March 6, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 35 cents per share. At a price of $45.14 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%.

The average volume for Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev has been two million shares per day over the past 30 days. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev has a market cap of $141.02 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, draft beer, carbonated soft drinks, malt, and other non-alcoholic and non-carbonated products in the Americas. It also sells bottled water, isotonics, and ready-to-drink teas. The company has a P/E ratio of 103.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev Ratings Report.

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