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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for A Schulman (Nasdaq: SHLM) is tomorrow, January 18, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $22.30 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3%. The average volume for A Schulman has been 219,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. A Schulman has a market cap of $655.7 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. A. Schulman, Inc. supplies plastic compounds and resins for packaging, consumer products, industrial, and automotive applications. The company has a P/E ratio of 15, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.