Cheesecake Factory Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (CAKE)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Cheesecake Factory (Nasdaq: CAKE) is Monday, May 6, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $39.74 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Cheesecake Factory has been 884,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cheesecake Factory has a market cap of $2.08 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 19.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated owns and operates upscale, casual dining, full-service restaurants. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cheesecake Factory as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Cheesecake Factory Ratings Report.

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