NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE: MLM) is tomorrow, August 30, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $68.03 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%. The average volume for Martin Marietta has been 539,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Martin Marietta has a market cap of $3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 27.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. engages in the production and sale of aggregates for the construction industry in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean Islands. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.7, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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