NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Gentex Corporation (Nasdaq: GNTX) is tomorrow, October 5, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $22.59 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%. The average volume for Gentex has been 812,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gentex has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are down 22.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Gentex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets electro-optical products to automotive, commercial building, and aircraft industries in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5, below the average automotive industry P/E ratio of 22.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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