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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for National Retail Properties (NYSE: NNN) is tomorrow, January 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 39 cents per share. At a price of $27.23 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.7%. The average volume for National Retail has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. National Retail has a market cap of $2.59 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 3.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. National Retail Properties, Inc. is a publicly owned equity real estate investment trust. The firm acquires, owns, manages, and develops retail properties in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.6, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 31.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.