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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE: ACO) is Monday, May 23, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $35.19 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%. The average volume for AMCOL International has been 133,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. AMCOL International has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 14.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Amcol International Corporation focuses on the development and application of minerals and technology products and services to various industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Minerals and Materials, Environmental, Oilfield Services, and Transportation. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.7, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.