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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Pepco Holdings Inc (NYSE: POM) is tomorrow, December 8, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 27 cents per share. At a price of $19.76 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.5%. The average volume for Pepco has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pepco has a market cap of $4.48 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 8.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Pepco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the transmission, distribution, and supply of electricity. The company also distributes and supplies natural gas. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 16.6 and equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.