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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for A Schulman (Nasdaq: SHLM) is tomorrow, October 20, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $19.14 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.5%. The average volume for A Schulman has been 214,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. A Schulman has a market cap of $579.4 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. A. Schulman, Inc. supplies plastic compounds and resins to consumer products, industrial, automotive, and packaging markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 13.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.