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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Boston Properties Inc (NYSE: BXP) is tomorrow, September 28, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $94.46 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%. The average volume for Boston has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Boston has a market cap of $13.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. The company has a P/E ratio of 90.6, equal to the average real estate industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.