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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Consolidated Communications (Nasdaq: CNSL) is tomorrow, January 11, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 39 cents per share. At a price of $19.13 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.1%. The average volume for Consolidated has been 141,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Consolidated has a market cap of $574 million and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services to residential and business customers in Illinois, Texas, and Pennsylvania. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.8, above the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 22.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.