NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) is tomorrow, October 6, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 48 cents per share. At a price of $38.15 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.4%. The average volume for Universal has been 274,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal has a market cap of $831.1 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are down 6.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Universal Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a leaf tobacco merchant and processor primarily in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.1, equal to the average tobacco industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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