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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Stage Stores (NYSE: SSI) is tomorrow, September 1, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $16.33 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%. The average volume for Stage Stores has been 486,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stage Stores has a market cap of $574.6 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Stage Stores, Inc. operates as a specialty department store retailer that offers branded and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and footwear for women, men, and children in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.