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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Healthcare Services Group (Nasdaq: HCSG) is tomorrow, October 26, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $17.57 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.7%. The average volume for Healthcare Services Group has been 457,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Healthcare Services Group has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 8.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. provides housekeeping, laundry, linen, facility maintenance, and dietary services to nursing homes, retirement complexes, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.7, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.