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, March 6, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 59 cents per share. At a price of $44.26 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.4%.

The average volume for Reynolds American has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Reynolds American has a market cap of $23.98 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are up 6.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarette and other tobacco products in the United States. The company operates through RJR Tobacco, American Snuff, and Santa Fe segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4, above 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 notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Reynolds American Ratings Report.

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