NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Gildan Activewear (NYSE: GIL) is Monday, May 23, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 7 cents per share. At a price of $35.94 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%. The average volume for Gildan Activewear has been 445,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gildan Activewear has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 27.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Gildan Activewear Inc. manufactures and sells T-shirts, activewear, underwear, and socks to wholesale screen printers, embroiderers, and retailers in North America, Europe, and internationally. It sells T-shirts, fleece, and sport shirts under the Gildan brand name. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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