NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) is tomorrow, October 27, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 43 cents per share. At a price of $40.95 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.1%. The average volume for Alliant Energy has been 746,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alliant Energy has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 9.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Alliant Energy Corporation operates in electric and gas utility businesses in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, equal to the average utilities industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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