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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) is tomorrow, October 5, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $27.07 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%. The average volume for Curtiss-Wright has been 319,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Curtiss-Wright has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 17.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Curtiss-Wright Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and overhauls precision components and systems. It operates in three segments: Flow Control, Motion Control, and Metal Treatment. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.1, equal to the average aerospace/defense industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.