NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE: SSD) is Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $34.05 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%. The average volume for Simpson has been 239,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Simpson has a market cap of $1.58 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 10.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, engineering, manufacture, and sale of building products. The company has a P/E ratio of 39, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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