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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for The Bon-Ton Stores Inc (Nasdaq: BONT) is tomorrow, October 12, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $4.80 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.2%. The average volume for The Bon-Ton Stores has been 245,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. The Bon-Ton Stores has a market cap of $79.5 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 62.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates department stores in the mid-size and metropolitan markets of the United States. Its stores offer brand-name fashion apparel and accessories for women, men, and children, as well as provide cosmetics, home furnishings, and footwear. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.3, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.